It's read by the author and it's like he is on steroids, a torrent of words comes your way the moment you press the Play button.
Have it read by a different person
It's one of the few books that I haven't finished.
Nothing groundbreaking here, work more solidly with customers who match your goals and discard the negative accounts..is not new, it's "book yourself solid" reborn
Something motivational and moving, that pays me back with usable ideas
The book reader should hire a professional reader, his charm wears off quickly and gets redundant
Anger, that I paid full price for it
Sorry for the negative review, but the effort of finding the largest pumpkin and feeding it the vitamins to make it grow, a metaphor for your largest potential client..could have been said In a pamphlet
I would if he did not narrate it.
The ideas are good. The metaphor is good. It's clear and helpful.
The narrator really distracts the listener from hearing the information. He makes up voices for everyone he quotes and they sound constipated or mentally challenged. His humor is that of an insecure freshman trying to impress - lame and more embarrassing than keeping quiet. I usually cut the narrator a lot of slack, especially if it is their book, but this one I couldn't let go. It actually made me angry while I was listening to it. I was frustrated to be thinking about how stupid it sounded instead of how I can be a better business person. I think the book would probably be a great one if it were just read out loud without all the angsty guffaws.
This book didn't give me a lot. I found the narration a tad irritating but told in an entertaining way. The idea communicated seems sound but with little proof and many examples/anecdotes. It would be great if told in a shorter book or seminar but the audiobook was a waste of time for me since I've read similar before.
Still I would recommend it to some friends who are reading less than I do.
I think so. Lots of good advice that I can see myself making use of.
Best of both worlds Informative yet entertaining! Great for anyone starting a business or wanting to standout in a competitive filed. Similar to The blue ocean strategy but less boring.
When one listens to Strategy and Management books, it is good to hold a historical perspective.
This is the second book I have listened to from the same author: I previously listened to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. However, I did not complete The Pumpkin Plan.
I stopped and reflected upon the subject matter.
When I read for my engineering degree, I came across a number of books by Peter Drucker, the father of modern management.
During my reflections, I could not help comparing the author to Peter Drucker. It is obvious that the author has widely differing ideas from Drucker.
I feel a lot uneasy about the author's philosophy.
Mike Michalowicz's style can be regarded as amusing, entertaining. I must say his "modern" way of presenting the subject matter is Grey for the marketing of his image.
In conclusion, The Pumpkin Plan is a gimmic and I doubt it will stand the test of time.
This advice works. Very practical. Yet not common sense. I highly recommend this book. Mike is a great reader easy and enjoyable to listen to.