FELIX DENNIS

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Felix Dennis, Poet, Publisher and Tree Planter
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  • Dennis Publishing Press Release

    Dennis Brokers Deal To Provide Laptops To Every Child In St. Vincent & The Grenadines

    UK’s largest technology publisher inspires next generation of entrepreneurs

    - Press Release - 7th April 2014
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  • Ebury Press Release

    Do What The F**k I Say

    Felix Dennis revealed as Sebastian Melmoth II

    - Press Release - 5th December 2013
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  • Liverpool Echo

    September 2013

    Felix returns to Liverpool

    - Felix cuts a dash at the Epstein
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  • Stratford Observer

    September 2013

    Dennis Plants Millionth Tree

    - The Planting of the millionth sapling near Great Alne is a landmark moment
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  • Gloucester Citizen

    September 2013

    The Spirits: Hedonistic daze of a rare master of wine

    - by Richard Godwin
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  • The Guardian

    September 2013

    A reforestation scheme by the poet and publisher marks its 10% milestone with an oak sapling planted in the heart of England

    - by Jessica Aldred
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  • Gloucester Citizen

    September 2013

    This is a man, ravaged by throat cancer in 2012, who has gone on a remarkable road to recovery – and his Did I Mention The Free Wine? tour is the perfect celebration of that.

    - by Michael Wilkinson
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  • The Cumberland News

    September 2013

    Dennis brings 'The Cut-Throat tour' to Keswick's Theatre by the Lake

    - by Mark Green
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  • The Independent

    September 2013

    The poet inside a Sixties radical turned multimillionaire

    - by Andrew Grice
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  • Telegraph

    September 2013

    Dennis leaves forest with a taste of Paris

    - by Harriet Dennys
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  • Uncovered (FlyBe)

    September 2013

    Poetry Please

    - In-Flight Magazine
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  • Cambridge News

    September 2013

    "I've spent like a drunken sailor and done the most crazy things you can imagine..."

    - by Ella Walker
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  • The Marshwood

    Living More Lives Than One

    Felix is facing 30 dates with his most important audience

    - by Fergus Byrne
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  • Westonbirt

    August 2013

    Maverick, Poet & Tree Lover

    - by Louisa Lockwood
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  • The Sunday Times

    September 2013

    The World's fastest Interview with Felix Dennis

    - Witter Feature
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  • Evening Echo (Cork)

    July 2013

    Millionaire Poet hit with wine lovers

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  • Western Mail

    Dennis The Reformed Menace

    Wealthy magazine publisher and poet Felix Dennis hasn’t used up all of his nine lives yet

    - by Dave Owens
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  • West Briton

    September 2013

    The Poet with nine lives.....

    - YOU CAN'T accuse Felix Dennis of leading a boring life. The self-made entrepreneur, whose current net worth is £500 million, has become one of the country's best-loved poets, fought life-threatening throat cancer in the past year and has led a life of excess that would have killed off lesser men years ago.
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  • Birmingham Post Life Magazine

    Birmingham Post

    The Poetry of a Survivor

    - by Alison Jones
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  • Financial Times Magazine

    Ft Masterclass

    Segway Riding with Felix Dennis The Publisher and Poet gets round his estate at 12.5mph

    - by Gareth Phillips
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  • The Sunday Times Magazine

    My Maxim? If You Earn It, Spend It

    The Magazine magnate who built his empire from nothing believes life is not a rehearsal

    - by Ali Hussain
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  • Solihull News

    September 2013

    Writing Proves a Life-Changer for Felix Dennis

    - by David Irwin
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  • Birmingham Post (Online)

    September 2013

    The problem is you’re not meant to be a serious poet if you’re rich

    - by Alison Jones
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  • DID I MENTION THE FREE WINE 2013?

    The Cut – Throat Tour

    Felix Dennis's biggest tour to date

    - Press Release - 12th April 2013
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  • The A List

    Campaign A List 2013

    My biggest challenge is learning to shout again

    - Campaign Magazine's who's who in UK Media 2013
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  • The Huffington Post

    A Poem Guaranteed To Make A Huge Impression

    Dennis plans to carve one of his poems into a thirty-ton boulder, and then drop it into a forest via cargo helicopter

    - Article by John Lundberg
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  • The Times

    From Bawd To Bard – With A Heart Of Oak September 2012

    The publisher hit by cancer may have given up his wild life for poetry and trees but still has a dirty tale about Mick Jagger.

    - Felix is interviewed by Richard Brooks ahead of his documentary airing at 9pm on the 10th October 2012 on Sky Arts.
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  • The Times

    Tycoon Leaves £400m To Forest September 2012

    Tycoon leaves £400m to Forest

    - Felix Dennis, who built up his £500m publishing empire on magazines is to leave 80% of his fortune to England's largest native forest.
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  • Sky Arts HD

    Felix Dennis: Millionaire Poet September 2012

    A brilliant new film by Initial

    - The astonishing story of how Felix Dennis, one of the richest self-made entrepreneurs in England, became a poetry phenomenon.
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  • The A List

    The A List 2012

    Read Felix's entry in The A List 2012

    - I really wish I had... Begun writing poetry in my twenties rather than my fifties
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  • Martial Arts Illustrated

    Felix Dennis: The Man Who Fuelled The Bruce Lee Craze!, December 2011

    MIA meets Felix Dennis - successful publisher, poet and author who, in 1974, spearheaded the Kung Fu craze with the launch of Kung Fu Monthly

    - For a short period between 1974-1975, Bruce Lee was probably the most famous man on the planet.
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  • Stratford-upon-Avon Herald

    Did I Mention The Leggy Girls?, December 2011

    Article about Felix's Beauties & the Beast poetry event, featuring special guests Escala

    - They are all lovely girls and have no side to them.
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  • The Australian

    Ten Questions, October 2011

    British publisher and poet Felix Dennis owns more than 50 magazines, including news digest The Week, which turns three here this month

    - The problem with rich lists is... it is impossible to know what someone is worth until they have died and you have sold it. But I'm quite well off
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  • Warwickshire Living

    Anyone For Dennis?,
    October 2011

    Felix Dennis talks about poetry, fast living, and his 'Impossible Dream' of planting a forest in the Heart of England

    - People have a right to stare at hedges and the baa lambs
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  • Telegraph Magazine

    Felix Dennis, October 2011

    Dennis's favourite plant is the rowan

    - What we plant depends on the soil and location
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  • CITY A.M.

    Poet’s Corner, July 2011

    Oh Do Not Call Them Vultures

    - For scandal, or for worse!
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  • Evening Standard

    Knocking On Dylan’s Door,
    May 2011

    Bob Dylan turns 70 today and one of his biggest fans, poet and publishing tycoon Felix Dennis, is "re-releasing" his tribute to one of his favourite singers.

    Damn, Bobby how'd we get so old?

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Morning Star

    Well Versed, May 2011

    Sonnet for Bob Dylan on his 60th Birthday

    In Juarez, where it never rains,

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Reader's Digest

    The Trees That Inspired A Forest, May 2011

    Felix contributes to Reader's Digest's "Best of British Trees" feature.

    I know now that they were—and still are!—pyramid hornbeams. From then on, I became obsessed by trees.

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Sunday Times Rich List

    2011 Rich List, May 2011

    Felix is ranked 151 in this years Sunday Times Rich List

    The 63-year-old is ploughing a fortune made from publishing into The Forest of Dennis in the Midlands

    - Philip Beresford
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  • The Daily Mail Weekend

    The Definite Article, April 2011

    We ask a set of probing questions to get THE definitive answer. This week it's the turn of multimillionaire publisher and poet Felix Dennis

    I hated The Empire Strikes Back and was bored out of my mind at its premiere. I detest all movies

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Daily Caller

    You’ll Never Get Rich By Working For Your Boss,
    April 2011

    'Maxim' founder Felix Dennis on Trump, Breitbart, Gutfeld and getting rich

    Dennis elaborates on an on-air prank he pulled by “firing” RedEye’s Greg Gutfeld

    - Matt Lewis
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  • Entrepreneur

    Interview, April 2011

    Felix Dennis on the 'Getting of Money' - The publishing magnate explains how entrepreneurialism can lead to financial wealth.

    Anyone prepared to dedicate themselves and persevere in the getting of money will eventually succeed

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Drum

    Dennis Buys A Mag Built By Students On The Wonderful World Of Trivia, March 2011

    British-born billionaire magazine publisher Felix Dennis, founder of The Week, Maxim and currently owner of 50 magazine titles has bough a magazine launched by American Students.

    I love their mix of businesses

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Forbes

    The Mogul’s Maxims,
    March 2011

    Onetime billionaire Felix Dennis made a fortune launching magazines like "Maxim" and "The Week". His advice on empire building? Read his book, start a business and stay away from Wall Street.

    Sometimes, walking around Europe, I feel i'm the last Americanophile on the planet.

    - Jeff Bercovici
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  • Wall Street Journal

    Publisher Dennis To Buy Trivia Magazine, March 2011

    Felix Dennis has agreed to purchase 'Mental Floss', a bi-monthly magazine started by Duke University Students in 2000

    British-born magazine publisher Felix Dennis is betting on another long shot

    - Russell Adams
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  • Forbes

    Interview, March 2011

    Felix offers a whole raft of nuggets in a meandering 'Forbes' interview with Jeff Bercovici. Topics range from the folly of Steve Jobs, to Tina Brown and Donald Trump's vampire like tendencies.

    Thank God for the Internet. Back in the pre-digital day, my interview wouldn't fit into 900 words

    - Jeff Bercovici
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  • The New York Times

    Media & Advertising,
    March 2011

    Somewhere along the line, utility became a bad word at news magazines. And that’s where The Week saw an opening

    The Week embraced magazine journalism at its most functional and stripped down

    - Jeremy W. Peters
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  • The Oldie

    Whosoever Plants A Tree,
    March 2011

    Why Felix Dennis has dedicated his personal fortune to the creation of a native forest in the heart of England
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  • The Week

    Best Books… Felix Dennis, January 2011

    Poet, publisher and planter of trees, Felix Dennis chooses six recent books about trees and the countryside.
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  • Gardeners World

    Let Gardens Be Your Muse, December 2010

    Poetry writing tips from Felix Dennis

    Once you've finished, put the poem in a drawer for a while, so that you can be totally critical when you come to edit it.

    - Felix Dennis
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  • ShortList

    Felix Dennis Sets The World To Rights, November 2010

    Publisher reveals no time for incompetence or badly ironed shirts

    People have different inbuilt skills. For example, men are better navigators than women. I always know where north is

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Big Issue

    Force Of Nature, October 2010

    With an insatiable appetite for... well, most things, publishing giant, poet and forester Felix Dennis tells Helena Drakakis why he won't be 'making old bones'

    When there's one sandwich left in London, there's no way I'm carrying a bar of gold to get it

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Financial Times

    The Poetry Of Immense Wealth, October 2010

    Felix Dennis tells Penny Wark about his journey from a £65m partying lifestyle to planting trees

    I never take vacation or watch television. It's a hell of a lot of time saved

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Irish Examiner

    Millionaire Poet Well-versed In Business, October 2010

    His fortune intact, his hedonism sated, Felix Dennis now writes about nature, says Carl Dixon

    Dennis says anyone can get rich, but he doesn't think it is a goal worth pursuing.

    - Carl Dixon
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  • Metro Yorkshire

    Branching Out, October 2010

    Felix speaks to Nick Ahad from the Metro Yorkshire (Leeds) about poetry and selling

    It's like nothing else you've ever seen - there's special lighting, sound effects, music, animation and me with about 40-odd poems

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Lady

    Verse & Much Worse,
    October 2010

    Time Willis speaks to Felix about his life, poetry and his love for planting trees

    He must raise eyebrows at The Tree Council, this sylvan poet who nurtures the environment but declares "All human life is irrelevant"

    - Tim Willis
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  • Yorkshire Post

    Poetry In Motion As Felix Rocks On Wood, October 2010

    Multi, multi-millionaire publisher Felix Dennis is also a famed poet. The eccentric writer talks free verse and free wine with Nick Ahad

    I want to give people a great evening's entertainment and as we get more experienced, we get better at it

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Venue

    If You Ask Me…,
    September 2010

    Rabble-rouser turned publishing magnate turned tree-planter and poet

    I thought i'll try writing some poetry. And I was absolutely at how hard and how engrossing it was

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Liverpool Echo

    Versed In Poet-tree,
    September 2010

    Liverpool Echo speaks to Felix about his love for poet-tree

    It’s clear Felix – publisher, poet, philanthropist, pioneer (and co-editor of the infamous Oz magazine) – doesn’t do things by half

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  • South Wales Echo

    He’s A Poet – But Not As We Know It, September 2010

    The one-time wizard of Oz is now into poetry and planting trees, as he reveals to Karen Price

    If you've got tickets to see Felix Dennis, don't expect him to host a run-of-the-mill poetry evening

    - Karen Price
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  • Metro Wales

    Felix Waxes Lyrical – About Trees, September 2010

    Interviewing a man like Felix Dennis is no easy task.

    We travel on a johnny Cash-style tour bus, going from one city to the next

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Liverpool Daily Post

    It Isn’t My Job To Feed Ethiopian Children,
    September 2010

    Multi-millionaire publisher and poet Felix Dennis tells Laura Davis why trees stop him being a 'deeply nasty human being'

    He spotted this catastrophe while flying by helicopter to business meetings, and came up with the "mad idea" of creating a forest slap bang in the middle of the country

    - Laura Davis
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  • Flybe Magazine

    Poetry, September 2010

    Felix Dennis is heralded as one of Britain's most successful self-made entrepreneurs. He started his publishing empire in 1972 and is now ranked 134th on The Sunday Times Rich List and is worth £500 million. He is also one of the country's best-loved poets. On the eve of his latest poetry tour, he talks about his unlikely passion.

    I couldn't write a novel on Post-It notes, so I thought I'd have a go of writing poetry

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Western Mail

    A Passion For Planting Trees Forms The Root Of Poetry Tour, September 2010

    He's recorded with John Lennon, performed alongside Mick Jagger and spent time in prison. Now he's one of the country's richest men whose passions include poetry and planting woodlands. Karen Price speaks to Felix Dennis

    Too much to talk about and so little time to do it in.

    - Karen Price
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  • Sunday Telegraph

    My Perfect Sunday,
    September 2010

    Writing poetry, making money, planning new woods to plant - these three occupations keep me busy. Sunday is no exception

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Solihull News

    Poet Dennis Gives Life To The Written Word On Latest Tour, September 2010

    Poet Felix Dennis has launched himself on a fresh tour - brining his verse to venues around the country.

    Poetry is really the oldest form of art

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Milton Keynes Citizen

    Felix Gets To The Root Of Trees In Prose, September 2010

    One of our best loved - and colourful - poets talks about his sixth book of verse, Tales From The Woods

    This passion for planting them crept up on me by stealth

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Kenilworth Weekly News

    Fine Wine And Poetry, September 2010

    I started writing poetry because i was mad with boredom

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Journal

    60′s Conspiracy Trail Lead To A Multi-million Fortune, September 2010

    The man who owns Viz is coming to read us his poems. But David Whetstone talks trees with the charismatic Felix Dennis

    staggering around, drinking too much, looking for girls and listening to great music

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Exeter Living

    Rhymes & Reason,
    September 2010

    Felix Dennis is coming to Exeter with his extravagant, unmissable poetry tour, Did I Mention The Free Wine? Greg Ingham reports on a remarkable encounter

    He's lived a life without compromise

    - Greg Ingham
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  • Argus Brighton

    Planting And Poetry,
    September 2010

    The Argus Brighton speaks to Felix about his 2 loves poetry and planting tree's

    That’s my great weakness, a fear of boredom

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Timeout

    Felix Dennis On Sex, Drugs… And Poetry, September 2010

    Time out speak to Felix about sex, drugs and poetry

    No one is going to tell me i can't fly my bloody helicopter to my poetry readings!

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Marshwood Vale

    In A Soho Garden,
    September 2010

    Starting in Exeter in September, Felix Dennis embarks on a gruelling twentry-one date poetry tour of four countries. Fergus Byrne met up with him at his London flat.

    Felix Dennis's drive has produced extraordinary results.

    - Fergus Byrne
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  • The Observer

    This Is As Much As I Know, September 2010

    Felix Q&A with the Observer

    You can't write a novel on a Post-It.

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Northern Echo

    Older, Wiser And Richer, September 2010

    During his 'lost decade', Oz trail defendant Felix Dennis spent $100m dollars on wine, women and drugs. Today he's one of the richest men in Britain and, he tells Steve Pratt, his passions are poetry and trees.
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  • Bath Chronicle

    Multi-millionaire Green Man To Drop In On Bath During Nationwide Tour, August 2010

    It is guaranteed to be the poetry event of the year

    - Joe Carter
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  • Financial Times

    Felix Dennis Magazine Mogul, August 2010

    Felix's interview with the financial times.

    The muse came, grabbed me by the balls.

    - Felix Dennis
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  • On A Money Road That Many Only Talk About, June 2010

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  • Who's Who

    Who’s In The Chair? Who’s Who

    Felix speaks to Who's Who about business and poetry

    Embrace change. Work harder than anyone you know. Learn to listen (and listen hard) but follow your instincts.

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Felix Dennis Interview With Business Life

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  • The Guardian

    Felix Dennis Q & A

    Fear nothing - failing that, fake it!

    - Felix Dennis
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  • Working Lunch - BBC

    Felix Dennis Appears On Working Lunch

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  • The Wall Street Journal Personal Finance

    Entrepreneurs’ Views Of Wealth Managers, March 2010

    Here, three entrepreneurs reveal their opinions on investments and private banks.

    I've never had an email address, mobile phone or a television, so I can spend more time doing the things I enjoy

    - Felix Dennis
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  • The Wall Street Journal

    How To Be ‘comfortably Poor’ On $3 Million, March 2010

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  • CITY A.M.

    Felix Dennis Offers Up A Lesson In The Ways To Get Rich Quick, March 2010

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  • How Rich Is Filthy Rich?,
    March 2010

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  • Liverpool Daily Post

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  • First Post

    How To Get Rich? Dedicate Yourself To Making Money

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  • 88 The Narrow Road In The Press

  • Media Relations

  • Homeless In My Heart Press Release

  • Island Of Dreams Press Release

  • felixdennis.com

    How To Get Rich American Edition

  • An Open Letter

    An Open Letter to Previous Employees, Customers and Suppliers of Butler & Tanner From the Chairman of Butler, Tanner & Dennis
  • Butler, Tanner And Dennis

    Britain's finest colour book and publications printer has been bought by Felix Dennis.