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Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs | [Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham]

Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs

People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street- smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.
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People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street-smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.

©2010 Norm Brodsy, Bo Burlingham (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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"One is tempted to say 'the only book you'll need on starting a business.' Brilliant! Genius! Choose your superlative - it'll fit." (Tom Peters)

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    morton Rego Park, NY, United States 12-16-11
    morton Rego Park, NY, United States 12-16-11
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    "This great audio was originally called The Knack!"

    I had heard about The Knack for quite some time, and how important it is for any business owner to have. I was delighted to find that The Knack has been released again as Street Smarts and it is as relevant as can be.

    I was captivated by this audiobook. The author answered so many questions I had as a business owner. I found the examples he presents to be interesting, useful and yet still entertaining. I highly recommend it for every entrepreneur.

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Gil Michelini Indianapolis 08-21-13
    Gil Michelini Indianapolis 08-21-13

    Gil

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    "Great Insight"
    Where does Street Smarts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great insight from a person still running a business. He does not hold back in his advice or opinions as well not holding back in his failings and what he learned from them, which is the sign of a great person.

    The opening chapter as he retells his meeting with the Stones is a gold mine for anyone considering starting a business. Brodsky asks great questions many of us would never consider.

    This is one I will listen to again taking copious notes.


    What three words best describe Sean Pratt’s voice?

    More than three: I think he did well but I would have prefered someone with a slight Brooklyn accent. The book seems that it is written as Brodsky would talk; I would have like to have heard that voice.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    johan Double Bay, Australia 11-27-12
    johan Double Bay, Australia 11-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Well written, engaging and very useful"
    Would you listen to Street Smarts again? Why?

    Yes I would. So much good information for any small business owner and Im sure I missed something.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is very relevant to anyone that has a small business or who is about to start one. This book is full of great business insights that you can apply immediately to your own business.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favourite part was the part where he explained the importance of high gross margins. I immediately made some changes to my own business after hearing that part.


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

    Yes, almost. Took about two days.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Laursen Chino Hills, CA USA 03-29-13
    Doug Laursen Chino Hills, CA USA 03-29-13 Member Since 2013

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    "If you are in business or are thinking about it.."
    If you could sum up Street Smarts in three words, what would they be?

    clear, concise, understandable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Street Smarts?

    My business is nothing like the author's yet I understood each concept as it is explained.


    What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

    The voice actor comes across as if he personally experienced these stories and concepts. A very enjoyable presentation.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Street Smarts has motivated me to move forward with several "next step" actions that, in the back of my mind, I knew needed to be accomplished.


    Any additional comments?

    I never leave my comments. This is a first. I can assure you that the concepts related in this audio book are highly valuable to you, your business, and those you interact with every day. I won't say "it will change your life" but I will say that you may choose to handle people and situations differently (for the better) after listening to Street Smarts.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lelia FREMONT, CA, United States 10-19-13
    Lelia FREMONT, CA, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "great solid advice"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Street Smarts?

    Very detailed and useful story of how he helped his friends in their Datalink business. Love how he ended with that story too.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Mankato, MN, United States 01-31-12
    Tina Mankato, MN, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Every business owner should read this book!"

    I've read many business books but this one beats all of them hands down. My new mantra is "What would Norm do?"

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David HOUSTON, TX, United States 10-15-13
    David HOUSTON, TX, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Eloquently Insightful!"
    If you could sum up Street Smarts in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful Entrepreneurial Handbook!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every story is just another layer into the entrepreneurial mindset.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As a struggling entrepreneur, this book is inspiring and thought provoking.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to everyone because it isn't just for the entrepreneur. It can help people understand the business world better, and thus improve his/her chance at getting promoted or getting a raise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Vancouver, BC, Canada 06-24-13
    Julie Vancouver, BC, Canada 06-24-13 Member Since 2013

    I'm a writer and a yoga teacher with a Masters in English Literature.

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    "Excellent advice!"
    Where does Street Smarts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm a small business owner with no formal education in business. This book started with the basics and helped me understand a lot of aspects of business I didn't feel like I could access. Brodsky uses lots of personal stories and experience so the book is never boring. He really makes you feel like you can do it--you just have to be street smart.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me seriously learn! And laugh a couple of times.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    grant wakerley, Australia 03-10-13
    grant wakerley, Australia 03-10-13 Member Since 2007
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    "one of the best"
    Would you listen to Street Smarts again? Why?

    yes , as i listen in the car , i will listen to this a few more times to pick up the gems i may have missed the first time


    What other book might you compare Street Smarts to and why?

    this so far has been the best book of this type i have listened to , it actually answers the questions . i find so many books dont give answers just leave you asking more questions this has been a refreshing change


    Which character – as performed by Sean Pratt – was your favorite?

    Norms Q and A's provide some good answers


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    well worth the credits , recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-30-14
    Chris Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best business audiobooks I've listened"
    What did you love best about Street Smarts?

    Real information for entrepreneurs presented in digestible stories with analysis of what to do and what not to do. Far better than the typical business books which are filled with philosophies but no way to implement them. If you own a business or are thinking about starting one, listen to this book!


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    "Practical and down to earth advice"

    I loved this book. Norm and Bo write about everyday businesses and their problems, from small businesses to bigger business, and they leave no stone uncovered in telling and showing how business really is. IF you want a successful business based on experience and practicality this is your book. If you want to meditate and hope the universe will provide your business success, then buy something else to listen to. Smart, funny and insightful.

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