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Panos: My Life, My Odyssey (paperback) (free shipping within the US)


Note: the US edition only ships domestically.

‘An eventful life’s journey full of drama, with tragedies and triumphs, all while grounded in principle, family values, and human philosophy, told in masterful style. A must-read!’—Victoria Silvstedt

‘Panos Papadopoulos has written one of the best business/strategy/life/creativity books I have ever read (and I have read quite a few of them …).
‘Panos’s book is a real testament to human spirit, self-belief, persistence and the notion that where others may see a brick wall as a limitation, some understand that beyond the wall is opportunity to create positive impact for themselves and others.’
—Nikolas Venios, Founder, the Ideas Agency

The award-winning autobiography,* now in paperback

Panos: My Life, My Odyssey tells the rags-to-riches story of Panos Papadopoulos, the Greek-born swimwear designer, whose multi-million-dollar label propelled him to the top of his industry, earning him the title ‘the king of swimwear’.

* Highly commended in the Business Journey category, Business Book Awards 2023.

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From poverty, where his parents worked in a foundry, to a life filled with glamour, royalty and Hollywood stars, Panos Papadopoulos has never had a quiet moment. Here he tells his story in vivid style, from his proud roots in Greece, working as a guard in one of Sweden’s toughest prisons, to creating one of the most famous fashion labels in Scandinavia, as well as chairing a football team, making a beauty pageant pro-women, high drama being detained in Lebanon and run-ins with the mafia! He’s joined by a supporting cast that includes Victoria Silvstedt, Whitney Houston, Jamie Foxx, Alice Cooper and the King of Sweden, and he recounts his special friendship with Hermès chairman Jean-Louis Dumas. He mixes his story with hard-learned business lessons, how he pushed boundaries, and what drives his success. Find out how Panos did it, and how you, too, can go beyond your own limits.

ISBN 978-0-473-71731-5

Printed in the USA, dispatch takes place up to seven days after your order

Weight 0·467 kg
Dimensions 156 × 17 × 234 mm



304, 16 in colour


80 g/m² bond, with 250 g/m² gloss cover


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