I'm an accountant who enjoys writing - something of a rarity. My favorite reads are about working smarter and creative thinking in business.
The $100 Startup is an exceptional blend of conceptual, strategic and tactical advice. Well-presented and easy to listen to. Fans of Tim Ferris' 4-Hour Workweek will find The $100 Startup more practical but equally inspiring. In addition, while Ferris focuses on product sales, Guillebeau's advice applies to selling services as well.
The 37-point startup checklist stands out. It's a great way for listeners to feel comfortable they're not forgetting something major while starting their own business.
No, but I will search them out as a result of listening to them here.
Yes, you can - absolutely!
I have not read the print version, so I can't really answer this one. I will say that with the steps he lays out the print version will probably make it easier to bookmark and review.
The coolest part of this was when the author hit right on the issues I have been contemplating for my business' next steps. He laid out a clear plan of how to accomplish what I want to achieve.
Hearing form the author was awesome. I wish he would have performed the entire book. Thomas Vincent Kelly spoke too slow. At 1.25x speed he sounded normal.
The author is a huge proponent of generating quality and value. This was key as too often in business we think only of how to make money. But providing value really is the key to making money. Why would someone pay for something if there is no value in it?
Anyone looking to start any form of business, especially an online business, should read this book. I put it right up there with Timothy Ferris' "4 Hour Work Week" in terms of helpful information and completeness. You owe it to yourself to reach this book, and then you owe it to your future clientele and customers to follow the processes he lays out. After listening to this book the first time, I immediately recommended it to several friends I have been coaching on how to get a business off the ground. A must read!
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It was nice to know the different businesses and startups people have. Lots of testimonials and case studies
I would've liked it better if Chris narrated the whole thing. Thomas' voice just didn't pack the same punch.
If you have the Empire Building Kit, really all you need from this book is the overall key points
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..
“As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker
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 !!!
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.
Great to listen at good examples but nothing on how to get there. Not very structured.
The realization that the barriers to starting a small business are completely surmountable and the moment I had a fully realized business plan while listening.
Even you can be your own boss.
Listening to the performer read through worksheet templates is a little dull. Perhaps audible formats could include a "skip to [time stamp] and refer to [page number] in the paper copy for this document" edit. Perhaps include a download of the worksheets?