Yes, in fact I read it twice. This is not particularly good for audio book, because I cannot flip back and forth for the info that I need.
As the name suggested, this book is about how to become an entrepreneur. But, more importantly, it is about how to become one intelligently. It starts off with why a lot of entrepreneurs fail. Then it presents 10 rules that will help you to become a successful entrepreneur. If you are planning on becoming an entrepreneur, you should really read this book. If you are not, you might as well read this book because it is quite intesting. It’s fun to read and along the way, who knows, you might change your mind and want to become an entrepreneur.
The author, Bill Murphy Jr., interviewed three Harvard Business School graduates --Christopher Michel, Mark Cenedella, and Marla Malcolm Beck--who had then successfully founded start-up companies. He then drew 10 rules to become a successful entrepreneur. It is what you should keep in mind if you’d like to become an entrepreneur.
The writing style is quite interesting. Murphy wrote the stories of those three HBS graduates in odd chapter, and explained the 10 rules in even chapters. This writing style makes the content a lot more juicy. Each chapter also has a quote from famous people, which I found quite interesting. Overall, I learned a lot from this book while enjoying the interesting stories of Michel, Cenedella, and Beck. I really like this book and I wouldn’t hesistate to recommend this book.
The audiobook version of this book is narrated by Fred Berman and L. J. Ganser. I like his narration. His voice is strong and tonal. It keeps me engaged throughout all the listening. At the end of the audiobook, there is a special roundtable discussion featuring Bill Murphy Jr., hristopher Michel, Mark Cenedella, and Marla Malcolm Beck. It’s interesting to know that these people really exist, and to hear things from their own words.
Yes, but only those who has time.
When Jobs give a lecture to students, and he got an advice that no one'd like to be lectured. But everyone loves story.
Dylan Baker was the narrator of the audiobook version. His voice is quite strong and nice. He kept me engaged in the book for the whole time.
The reasons I like biography is that it is inspring. I’d like to know more about someone I admire, and Steve Jobs was one of them. I started out knowing next to nothing about Steve Jobs (although I own an iPod nano and a Mac book pro). I was kindda curious about the people behind it. From this book, I learn a lot about Steve Jobs, his invention, and his company. To most people, Steve was a Genious. But who would have known that he had a very conflicting personality. He was a firm believer in Hindu and Zen. Yet, he was obnoxious and very hard to deal with. He’d like to be at the intersection of technology and humanity. Yet, he was no humanitarian. He did everything in his own way regardless of whether his action will hurt others. I’m glad that I get to know that side of him.
This book is a bit long. It took me almost two months to read it. Despite excurciating details, I enjoy reading this book. The book contains the story since before his birth, his childhood, his success, his failure, his return, and his departure. It’s a long enjoyable book. And, it’s worth reading. The only problem that I have is that it’s a bit too long. -- Teerawat Issariyakul
There are a lot of books about how to lose weight. But losing weight is not a reason you might want to read this book. The things I like about this book is that it talks about “WHY” we get fat. It’s not all about how much we eat and not about how much we exercise. Obesity is caused by fat regulation disorders. And, the cause of the disorder is carbohydrate we consume over time. This book takes you down the the deeper level of what carbohydrate do to our fat and muscle cells.
It sounds too technical for most people, isn’t it? But it’s not. The authors, for most parts, use common medical terms that we heard when we do annual check-up such as cholesterol or tri-glyceride. By the way, if you’d like to know why “tri-glyceride” is call “tri-glyceride”, you have to read this book.
I really like the narrator of this book too. His voice an tone keep my engaged throughout the book.--Teerawat Issariyakul
If you think that mathematics mainly for academic, this book might change your view. The book talks very little about basic probability principles. Rather, it focuses on how the principles were discovered, what it meant in the old time and the present time, and the fallacy associated to them.
I am quite familiar with probability. So, I find myself reading this book enjoyably. As a student, I was wondering why should study difficult and boring mathematics. If you are like me, you might find this book quite interesting. This book gives the readers the reasons why mathematics matters to, say for example, engineers, statistians, or even lawyers.
Another interesting part of this book is the history. There are stories of great mathematician and scientists such as Gerolamo Cardano, Galileo Galilei, Blaise Pascal, Jacob Bernoulli, Thomas Bayes, Laplace, Carl Friedrich Gauss. Who would have know that Thomas Bayes was a minister. Pascal suffered from his illness when he did too much thinking.
The book is interesting. It looks at aspects that I ususally overlook. It keeps me engaged for most of the content. Overall, I like this book.
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