“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
Too shallow! The whole book is summarized in one sentence" here are some examples of people who could do an amazing job be having thier own businesses" nothing about how though !!!
Start a business with little money, doing something you already know..
How is this new information?
I didn't need to spend $12 to hear this..
Try a little common sense. It doesn't cost anything.
That's all this book is suggesting..
Narrator was OK, content was redundant..
I wouldn't bother to publish this book..
So you know how to bake a cake?
Why not try to bake and actually sell some cake?
What a novel idea...
It's never been done before.
Save your money on this book..
People that would like a little more assurance that they are capable of starting their own business.
A good listen however it was more a book of examples as opposed to instructional.
Mr. Guillebeau has selected a wonderful title for his book but that's about it. The content is just not there so instead he repeats himself endlessly, it's really depressing. It goes somehting like this, "Sally gave up her job which she hated and began doing something that she loves but she didn't spend any money doing it...now she's a big success." Just repeat that to yourself 20 times and change the name with each repitition and you have basicly read the book.
My question is who is writting these glowing reviews and why do they all sound so suspiciously similiar? I really can't believe that anyone who didn't fall off the back of a turnup truick yesterday truely found this book to be a "good read, inspirational, or actionable".
There were stroies told my many people but they were all the same story.
I am angry that this man has stuffed the reviews of his rediculous book with slanted empty headed and obviously false commentary.
This is pretty much a step by step instruction guide to following your passions and have someone pay you for it. By the time I was done with the book, I had my steps laid out to start 4 different ventures. (One of the exercises even showed me which one I should start with and the order for the remaining ventures). Step #1 is the most important: TAKE ACTION!
The book did get a bit repetitive, highlighting the best of the authors 1,500 case studies several times. Surprising, considering he had over 1,500 stories to choose from and include.
All in all, a great read, filled with plenty of insight into the microenterprise world. Highly recommended for anyone looking to step away from their J.O.B., whether it's voluntarily or not.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking to start a small business. It's fairly comprehensive and a great companion to books like The Four Hour Work Week.
I listened to this book twice and the second time was as exciting as the first. Chris gets you in the right state of mind to start a business. He explains everything with simple words and concepts. The success stories are so inspirational and contagious. I think I am going to read it for the third time!