In Beer School, authors and entrepreneurs Steve Hindy and Tom Potter share the improbable saga of Brooklyn Brewery, the company they grew from a home-brew hobby into a multimillion-dollar business - all in the most competitive beer market in the United States.If you have a thirst for entrepreneurial success, drink up. If you are a business manager or owner and want fresh ideas and insight, tap in. You'll learn entrepreneurial basics, plus some things textbooks don't teach you, as you follow the company's successes (and a few failures) and find out about:
From the beginning, the odds were against Steve and Tom. It's estimated that eight out of ten businesses fail in their first year. Yet these entrepreneurs succeeded in a competitive arena dominated by mega-corporations and mega-money. The brew they began making in a Brooklyn brownstone over 20 years ago is now sold around the world. Their story, recounting the fears and obstacles they faced and the decisions and successes they shared, will inspire you. Like discovering the perfect brew or starting a business, reading this book is a heady experience. Cheers!
©2007 Steve Hindy and Tom Potter; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"Its counsel is sound and its prose lively, and it should appeal to both wannabe industrialists and beer drinkers, not that those categories are mutually exclusive....they offer a compelling model and a heartening story." (Publishers Weekly)
No, there wasn't to much inflection in the authors voice at times. I was hoping for something a little more at some parts.
Steve and his interaction with the Mob
Calm, inspiring, trustworthy
Yes, it is a story of their brewery and it didn't jump around to much.
They talked about start to finish without many side stories. Everything seemed to be in a well thought out time line.
entrepreneur, starting a brewery, history, inspirational people, Christian, follow Biblical principals, Conservative, learner
This is a great very technically detailed synopsis of how the Brooklyn brewery was conceived and the challenges faced during that time in New York Craft Brewing History. I have a great deal of appreciation For Tom and Steve for narrating their own book.... Although at times I wished they had not. Overall I give the narration a C+. Although fascinating Due to My personal dreams of Building a Craft brewery.
This book I would recommend for any home brewer who has dreamed of opening their own brewery. Great stories of their successes an failures at the Brooklyn brewery. It does NOT have any home brewing tips or discussion about brewing itself ,but rather about the business of a brewery start up.
This was a fun listen performed by the owners and operators of the Brooklyn Brewery.
I mostly enjoyed this book. It was especially interesting to hear about the earlier startup stuff. Steve, however, is a HORRIBLE reader, which is surprising considering his background as a reporter. His reading was very stiff and awkward and sometimes sounded like he didn't understand the words he was reading. He should have done more takes to get it right. Tom, on the other hand did a much better reading. They both seem like decent enough guys and the book is fairly interesting. Worth checking out.
I really enjoyed the story, Steve's voice was a little hard to get used to at the beginning but he grows on you. Tom is very collected and well spoken.
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