Author(s): Dave Trott
LIFE IS A ZERO-SUM GAME Predatory Thinking is a masterclass in how to outwit the competition, in ordinary life as well as in business. It is the philosophy that has underpinned Dave Trott's distinguished career as a copywriter, creative director, and founder of some of London's most high-profile advertising agencies. Drawing on Eastern and Western philosophy, and colourful characters from Picasso and Socrates to Warren Beatty, this book represents a lifetime of wisdom learned at the creative cutting edge. 'A brilliant advertising copywriter and a great team leader. His ideas are equally applicable to writing a novel, making a film, launching a product, managing a football team, instituting life changes and any activity you can imagine. Genius' Sunday Times
Dave Trott is the author of Creative Mischief and currently Chairman of The Gate London, part of The Gate Worldwide. Born in east London, he went to art school in New York on a Rockerfeller Scholarship. From there he began an illustrious career in advertising, as part of the creative team behind 'Hello Tosh Gotta Toshiba', 'Aristonandonandon', 'Lipsmackinthirstquenchin ... Pepsi', the Cadbury Flake ads and many, many more. Dave's agency Gold Greenlees Trott was voted Agency of the Year by Campaign Magazine, and Most Creative Agency in the World by Ad Age in New York. In 2004 he was given the D&AD President's Award for lifetime achievement in advertising.