The narrator for me lacked enthusiasm at times, for a book that is supposed to change lives I had expected more. They probably should have used James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman they seem to narrate everything and tell one heck of a story lol
This is a well written book full of good advice and easy to read. Highly recommended. The main point is to do what you love while helping others. Enough said.
I would, and I have. First, there's a lot of information to take in. Second, it's highly motivational. This book makes you feel like you're completely capable of getting your business started with what you have now.
The ranch owners. The lesson from that section, to find the emotional value behind your offering, and not just the literal offering, is a powerful message.
This question is the main reason I'm writing this review. I love this book, but the narration is horribly disappointing. Another review described it as "robotic," which is dead-on. The narrator regularly pauses, and not in a charming, Kirk-like fashion. It's as though he's having to double check pronunciations of names and words as he reads. It's really distracting.I powered through it multiple times, and love the book anyway. I can only listen to books now, though, I don't have time to read - otherwise I would have switched to the print version. I dearly hope they get a new narrator for a different version, and I don't want to listen to anything by this narrator again.
You can take action on your dreams, right now, with what you already have.
Have achieved significant success in business and personal life through self-help & education books.
It contains no fancy BS Apple or CocaCola stories. It talks about real small businesses - their journeys, their wins and fails; about simple people with no special skill or talent who have done it - who REALLY HAVE start-up business out of their room/basement - so why shouldn't you?!
all it did - was make me go out and DO what I was supposed to, not plainly ponder on thought about what life would be like if I wasn't tied to someone else's business in 9am-5pm office gig, but my own!
The content is solid, but the lifeless, robotic narration is intolerable.
A younger (not necessarily) voice that speaks w/ passion and enthusiasm would better capture the spirit of this book. I'm continually baffled by the choice of narrators on works that are clearly geared towards people with drive and ambition. Why would we want to hear something so dry and bland?
Dry, bland, and robotic to the point of extreme distraction. I wish I could appreciate the author's words without continually thinking "My ears are going to start bleeding soon."
Don't listen to it. Read the actual book.
I'm kicking myself for wasting my credit on this one, but I was really excited to hear such relevant stories. I suffered through as much as I could of the terrible narration, but I wish I had bought the actual book instead.
Among top 5 business books.
Unabridged is long, but content is very good.
Excellent book for those seeking to break away from a corporate job and start their own business. It is mostly for smaller businesses, and his examples are almost exclusively of that variety, but many principles can be applied to larger ideas and businesses. I found it thought provoking and inspiring.
Overall it was enjoyable to listen to. It's a pretty basic, quick look at startups that doesn't go too deep into it. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you're looking for.
I haven't read any other books on startups so a basic overview is a good place for me to start out on. There are some good tips and ideas in here.
The one thing I would change about it is that Chris Buillebeau reads the intro/author's note. I preferred his voice to the narrator (the narrator was fine, it was just personal preference) and if it could have been one voice the entire time it would have been better.
I have listened to this book several times completely and each time I get motivated and lots of great information.
It has lots of practical, useful information!
Yes, this book is very useful!
I already reccomended this book to some friends, because is a book full of practical advice if you want to be an entrepreneur.
Full of examples of people all around the world. People that has the same problems that you do in your business
Although the audio version is great you would want to have a printed copy for reference.