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Whizzkid at 19 tries his hand at marketing board game

PUBLISHED: 17:45 10 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 05 October 2010

A YOUNG whizzkid entrepreneur who sold 40,000 copies of a book of business tips he published himself has now brought out a board game to help encourage other wouldbe tycoons. Teenager Sabirul Islam sent his self help’ book to various publishers who turned him down

By Julia Gregory

A YOUNG whizzkid entrepreneur who sold 40,000 copies of a book of business tips he published himself when he was 17 has now brought out a board game to help encourage other wouldbe tycoons.

Teenager Sabirul Islam sent his self help’ book to various publishers who turned him down.

So he published it himself through schools and was an instant success.

DEAL

Now at 19, the publishers have taken him seriously and have made a deal with him to republish the book this week.

He had earlier led a team at Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary to set up a web design business and won an award in the East London Young Enterprise final. He was put forward for an Atlantic fellowship’ programme and had his first taste of trading on the New York stock exchange at just 16.

Sabirul, from Cubitt Town on the Isle of Dogs, hopes that his board game will soon be on the market. His book, The World at Your Feet, is published by Marshall Cavendish at £7.99.


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