As stated, it's an introduction to cover the basics and fundimentals of business. You can get something out of the book no matter what level you are at. An excellent listen and highly motivational.
I recommend it only for people without a bussines background. The book is pretty basic.
It's too basic. I bought it hoping not only for concepts but for bussines ideas and I good just a few of them.
Nothing, just concepts and some examples.
Not at all.
I recommend it as a guide to understanding what else there is to read in order to keep learning the hidden secrets of business, pshycology, human behavior and many other aspects of our social life.
The author transmits a great sense of motivation to the reader!
The age of information is here, take full advantage of it!
Waiting for his next book!
NO, it is a give and take situation. The book is compact and gets your mind wrapped around all the important subjects of business and more. If you want to know more about a specific subject it is up to you to find out more
There is a bunch of new concepts that I have never herd before.
Yes, Business is always evolving and Josh has little to say about the new roles of IT and Marketing in his book.
This is a great book for people who do not have a deep background in business. I am an educator, and I am looking into starting my own private school, and this book proved incredibly useful to me. I was able to learn all the basics I need to have the confidence to start my own business.
My only complaint is that every once a while, there would be repeated lines.
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.
Something to pull me out of my deep depression the narrator put me in.
He ruined it.
What can I say? I stopped after ten minutes, tried again a few days later and made it another ten minutes.
I did not get the impression that the author had much practical experience he could draw from.
I would say it is in the top 1/2. I confess that I usually do not manage to listen to an entire book, and this one I did so that alone is quite significant. I am glad that the author did choose to narrate the book, I find professional narrators more often are disconnected, so five stars if there was a category for the narration. It is actually quite interesting that I was about to give up 5 minutes in because I found the "transition sound" to be annoying. In fact I was so annoyed I was going to "return" the audiobook. Well anyway I kept listening and slowly got used to the transitional sound, kinda like the grief process; first there is anger, then acceptance, or whatever the order is I am not a psychologist. Bottom line is that I wouldn't WANT the transitional sounds in every audiobook, but I suppose they have their place and here there. Now there is one major part of the book that really deflated the whole experience for me. Let me preface it by saying that there a legal doctrine stated in Latin "falsum in uno, falsum in omnibus" roughly speaking it means "false in one thing false in everything." So how does this relate to the book? Well, the author is explaining that you have to make decisions based upon incomplete information (roughly 40%-60%) as a rule of thumb, explaining that by the time anyone has complete, 100% information it's too late effective decisions. Makes sense. I am buying into this hook, line and sinker, and then the author cites Colin Powell as an example of this rule in use. Now as impressed as I am with Colin Powell, he is the POSTER CHILD for the dangers of basing a decision upon incomplete information. I don't care what your political affiliations are - there were no weapons of mass destruction, and this wrong conclusion was based on obviously incomplete information that turned out to be wrong. A war was started, at least presumably, upon this incomplete information. Anyway, the point is I am only taking a position on the poor choice as an example the author uses to bolster a maxim he posits. Back to the Latin lesson above - I really found myself questioning the soundness of everything else after I heard the foregoing example in the book, and found I had lost a degree of confidence in the author. That of course doesn't mean that the advice of basing decision on incomplete information or the rest of the advice proffered is wrong, but couldn't he find an example of where it actually worked?
The poor mans MBA.
Someone who knows absolute nothing about anything.
no never again
The narrator was fine.
No it did not
This book is so boring and its all about the most simple concepts. Like "business needs profit to survive". He talks about this concept for about 5 mins, who does not know that?
Do not buy