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...
Marc Cenedella (TheLadders), Marla Malcom Beck (Bluemercury), and Chris Michel (Military, Affinity Labs) Are real living examples of being passionate and letting nothing stand in your way. This book is simple to follow and more should be written in this format. The two narrators-approach kept it fresh. I highly recommend it to anyone pondering what it will take to be a successful entrepreneur
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I loved the voices on this audio product. I bought the book to read it also after hearing about 3/4 of it! Excellent authority on the narration!
I loved all the people in the book.
Learning about each start up was amazing and gave us an insight into the lives of these entrepreneurs.
I really like how the author took us on a journey. At first I was like
LONG, but well worth the time!!!!
I liked that the case studies were so different and had their stumbles but came thru!
SO VERY GLAD that I took the time ... I really learned SO much!
The author of this book is a great storyteller. I enjoyed how he captured the daily lives of the three entrepreneurs at the center of this book. I felt like I was peeking into their lives, and often felt like I was watching a Hollywood movie in my head, because of his well-crafted descriptions.
The two speakers both did a fine job, but I'm left wondering why there were two. Switching between two speakers just left me wondering why switch. I would more understand a switch between a guy and girl, given the context of one female and two male students. But again, my puzzlement has nothing to do with the performances. They both did great jobs.
As great as the storytelling was, though, I was overall disappointed with the book, in regards to how it billed itself. If the description had said that this was just a book telling the story of 3 typical graduates of Harvard Business School, I would give it a much higher rating, but the author proposed that he's distilled the wisdom of the school into
So, to repeat in summary, if you want a great story about 3 Harvard MBAs as they struggled with life after Harvard Business School, and found their ways to starting their own companies, then buy this book. It will be very inspiration to you, and really helps to portray an accurate picture of the life you better be prepared to lead if you decide to become an entrepreneur.
But, if you want some repeatable rules to guide you, get this book for the reasons above, but make it a higher priority to check out books in the Lean Startup space. A friend of mine who is a more-recent grad from HBS says that that is getting a lot more attention at HBS now. Lean Startup also has a strong following in Silicon Valley, and at tech schools like MIT and my alma mater, Carnegie Mellon.