Brutally pedestrian. Seems written for someone who's less than a business/startup novice, but rather someone who just wants to hear a lot of inconsequential anecdotes.
The author's approach to his subject matter is too broad, so it's hard to glean any discernible or homogenous takeaways from the various stories.
A healthy dose of objective data would quickly improve what he's trying to accomplish here.
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!
I enjoyed this book. It gave a real look at options to start a business with minimal investment. I enjoyed hearing about each business owner's failures and successes. I can't wait to relaunch my business.
I enjoyed both the narrator and the content
He really opened my mind to possibilities
With true stories of how people actually got there