I'm a very open minded person, but also a very busy person. Time is important; life is short. I just spent 20 minutes listening to the author talk in a clipped voice about why he's qualified to write this book, why he's an outlier, why he's special, why one career experience with one employer gives him credo, etc. Ok, so maybe there are many other career experiences or insights to follow but I honestly can't deal with the ego trip and can only ask the author to please get outside of himself if he wants to connect with people (or settle in for a few years and see what life is like, then write from a sincere place). I'm giving some rating as there are likely good things to follow as promised by author. Yet I can't quite get past this point on audio. Perhaps a hard copy to flip through is the best format for this book.
This book was well written, sectioned, and narrated. It is a great bit of wisdom and provides great ideas for action...here's to hoping I can implement the lessons! This is a must read for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
I will preface by saying I didn't finish this book. I enjoyed learning a more compact set of rules for starting a business, but the last third of this book focuses on things unrelated to the actual components of running a business. I have read or heard of most of the principles he covers in the last third and was not looking to listen to another few hours of those same principles; I started reading this book to learn more about business and the things I may not know about running one (finances, legal, etc.) since I will not be paying for business school.
This is not to say that others will not enjoy this book. The information is valuable if you haven't heard it before, just don't expect the entirety of this book to only be about business operations.
Narrated well and covered everything i expected it to. haven't done a proper MBA and am so glad I didn't. Thanks Josh.
Excellent. Listening for the second time as soon as I finished it. Way more than just business, this book gives you insight into taking control of your life
Well written! Clearly expressed every thought with no more and no less words than needed. I will listen to this one at least another couple of times to absorb more of the material. I'm looking forward to it.
Josh did a great job of writing and narrating this book. I rely on this and additional references to obtain self education that I plan to use for a successful business in the future. It's also great information for my current position with a large company.