Yes, in fact I read it twice. This is not particularly good for audio book, because I cannot flip back and forth for the info that I need.
As the name suggested, this book is about how to become an entrepreneur. But, more importantly, it is about how to become one intelligently. It starts off with why a lot of entrepreneurs fail. Then it presents 10 rules that will help you to become a successful entrepreneur. If you are planning on becoming an entrepreneur, you should really read this book. If you are not, you might as well read this book because it is quite intesting. It’s fun to read and along the way, who knows, you might change your mind and want to become an entrepreneur.
The author, Bill Murphy Jr., interviewed three Harvard Business School graduates --Christopher Michel, Mark Cenedella, and Marla Malcolm Beck--who had then successfully founded start-up companies. He then drew 10 rules to become a successful entrepreneur. It is what you should keep in mind if you’d like to become an entrepreneur.
The writing style is quite interesting. Murphy wrote the stories of those three HBS graduates in odd chapter, and explained the 10 rules in even chapters. This writing style makes the content a lot more juicy. Each chapter also has a quote from famous people, which I found quite interesting. Overall, I learned a lot from this book while enjoying the interesting stories of Michel, Cenedella, and Beck. I really like this book and I wouldn’t hesistate to recommend this book.
The audiobook version of this book is narrated by Fred Berman and L. J. Ganser. I like his narration. His voice is strong and tonal. It keeps me engaged throughout all the listening. At the end of the audiobook, there is a special roundtable discussion featuring Bill Murphy Jr., hristopher Michel, Mark Cenedella, and Marla Malcolm Beck. It’s interesting to know that these people really exist, and to hear things from their own words.
The author did a great job of showcasing some interesting stories. I learned a lot and was inspired.
Follow the stories of three Harvard Business School graduates from 1998 class as they launch their startup ventures. The story takes you from their entry into HBS through eventual success, and drives home 10 key lessons critical to all entrepreneurial success.
It is a little bit of an HBS puff piece at times (I mean really, how many times can you use the phrase "elite business school" in a sentence with Harvard) - but is really quite well written with valuable content.
I would recommend to other readers.
The book highlights real practical issues that entrepreneurs face.
The stories for all three characters was enjoyable.
Real insight to real practical problems.
I love the ending with round table discussion, especially hearing Marla's voice. I didn't imagine her voice sounds so calm and lay back.
Yes, the round table at the end was particularly good.
The back and forth from story to lesson.
The readers were great but I could have had the same experience reading it on my own.
Yes, but way to much to take in and think about.
This audio book was a great listen. The author detailed the lives of a handful of entrepreneurs, who made it big, after attending the prestigious Harvard Business School. Learning about the trials and tribulations is helpful and should be used as a resource for any individual considering starting their own business.
A focus on business and not the backstory of the entrepreneur. Sure, some details might be interesting, but I do not need to hear a solid 5 minutes about subject Y's apartment hunt or that subject X read romance novels in 7th grade math class.
The author's idea to make the subject of successful entrepreneurs more interesting by getting to know them before and after their success is such a complete failure that it actually makes me angry.
Narrator #2 is fine but narrator #1 is possibly the worst ever. The way he pronounces the word ENTREPRENEUR could make a nun punch an elderly woman in the face. He says the word with a w in it. Like, "entreprenewer." He actually adds a syllable. The word has 4. He says it with 5.
The word is in the title of the book. No one checked the guys pronunciation? It's in the title. It's the main topic! He says it a thousand times!! And please don't respond with any excuses about dialects or accents. There is a correct way to pronounce the word. You want to hear one of the wrong ways? Buy this audio book.
I want my money back.
Who would enjoy this? Possibly someone with 12 hours of to kill...
Just about...certainly I hope to never hear anything from this author again
I need a thesaurus to look up additional phrases meaning "i got pwned"
Narrator should be congratulated for getting through this drivel...
The author was obviously very pleased with himself for making contact with his 3 subjects. So much so that the entire 12 hours is devoted in the most excrutiating detail about their ho-hum stories with little in the way of lessons for the listener to glean. Proof once again that original writing is rare and original thinking even more so...An absolute botch...
This book gives excellent insight into the challenges and psyches of successful entrepeneurs. A must read for any would-be entrepreneur.