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Mike

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  • Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Warrillow
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (136)

    A business parable about how to create a start-up that won't trap you when you want to sell it. According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency.

    M. Muin says: "Good content, Very bad narration"
    "Strong content, OK story, irritating narration"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if I thought they could handle the terrible narration.


    What was most disappointing about John Warrillow’s story?

    It was OK. I'm just not crazy about the story approach. Seems a little bogus, as if the message is, "See, this guy followed the book's advice and look at how successful he was." Just give me the information and let me decide. Or if it's going to be a story, make it something that actually happened.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Erik Synnestvedt?

    Anybody. ANYBODY! My gramma?
    Joel Lefferrt was good with one of these story books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I couldn't handle the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Please make more of an effort to in choosing a narrator. I cannot believe the publisher would have accepted this guy if they had given him an interview. (Unless he's maybe the boss's son in law.)

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