Every so often, an audiobook comes along that captures the attention of the hard working entrepreneur (for more than ten minutes) and literally changes the paradigm of how they view their business. Through a quick listen you will experience Scott Fritz's entrepreneurial journey first hand, as he shares with you the business tools, action focused exercises and mindset philosophy that allowed him to achieve The 40 Hour Work YEAR. From the start up years with no pay, through the challenges and thrills of growing a multi-million dollar company and positioning it for sale, Scott shares his vast business experience using a matter of fact, TAKE ACTION NOW approach. Whether you are in the early stages of start-up, experiencing hyper growth, or ready to head for the big money exit, The 40 Hour Work YEAR will give you the perspective needed to create the business success and personal freedom you desire!
©2010 Scott Fritz (P)2013 Mark W. Boutwell II
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for a candid review
The 40 Hour Work Year offers interesting, actionable ways to work more effectively and efficiently. It's directed towards entrepreneurs, so folks with corporate jobs *may* be more limited in their ability to apply the book's recommendations. That said, I'm a firm believer that everyone should "think like an entrepreneur" and thus can learn from the concepts in this book. More than that, I found this to be an inspiring read... it offered fresh perspective for thinking about one's work and strategic approach.
I recommend The 40 Hour Work Year for anyone currently in the work force, or preparing to join the work force. Retirees may also find the concepts helpful if involved in volunteer efforts.
Entrepreneur, Designer, Film-Maker, Fundraiser, Growth Hacker, Artist
1st off, it was short. I listened at 3 times the speed, went for a drive, and had finished to book by the time i got back home. Every bit of this book was to the point.
To me, it blew away the 4 hour work week, because it was not about hiring virtual assistants and skipping emails. It was about building a company that is truly better without you. Building systems and inspecting what you expect.
I liked it a lot. At 3x speed he sounded very clear.
The business is better off without me working in it.
I'd love to chat with the author, Scott Fritz
Advice, point and tips to learn
How he teaches us the important in running small company to a big one
Where he ask in every chapter what you learn from your business
In this book Scott Fritz gives out awesome points and advice for people who wants to start a company but have no idea. Also for people who have and already started a company.
He tells how a small starter company need to be improved and how the founder needs to improve with the company. And make the right choice of choosing people.
Sorry to say I can't give out more detail on this book, this book is a kinda book people have to read it and understand where they are by them self than my review.
Important, informative, interesting.
Honestly at first, I was hesitated about this book thinking it might be boring and filled with unnecessary details but it proved me wrong. It's very easy & good read. It will give you very informative and helpful strategies if you are thinking to go into business.
Actually, his voice is very suitable to the content of the book. It kept me 100% focused.
"For those of you who thinking of using SBA for some or all of your starter funding, I have one piece of advice: DO NOT DO IT."
"I recall the four piece of success that I learned back when I was a teenager: passion, positivity, resistance and patience."
I highly recommend it to all of you and trust me it's very smooth read you won't even feel the time. Not boring at all, in fact, it's really entertaining.
There are exercises in it that will help you to determine where do you stand and how can you start working ON your business not IN your business.
Mr. Fritz, you have done a wonderful job putting this book together. It helped me a lot in some of my future plans.
I like how condense it was. Perfect to listen to in a train or gym setting.
Lean start-up maybe
Not much. Maybe Scott Fritz himself?
The books you read and the people you associate yourself with will make you who you are 5 years from now!
Yes, I have listened and read this book 4 separate times. That doesn't include the many times I have referenced it as a guide while working through different mind set shifts in my business! - I highly recommend this book for the Job owners / entrepreneurs that is coach-able and teachable. If you are not, then I would recommend you go back to your job.
Each Chapter is not a chapter, but a mindset shift! It doesn't matter were you are in your business. You will relate to each chapter!
He draws me in as a listener! I don't want to fall asleep because of how he reads the book. His voice goes up and down and gives vivid images to your mind as you listen.
What really moved me in this book was the understanding of how valuable values are in a company! Our Values Govern our decision making. This book taught me this and was explained in a way that made me understand exactly what to do. Or at least have a really good idea on the direction.
This book is for someone that doesn't want to recreate the wheel of business and just wants to start enjoying the fun part to an entrepreneur's life!
Self Help Geek
I heard Scott speak at a narpm convention. he has an inspiring story and simple clear advice. worth the read.
I recommend the book. The audio book is good to listen to for the processes, but the book includes the worksheets. If you do not own the book, you can use a notebook. I own both, the physical and audio book.
You will want to have a pad and pen for this one. If you treat this book like a workbook you will put together a simple plan to achieve your very own 40 hour work year! Great book!
Enjoy life. Make money. Do deals.
The author's systematic progress to create a company that can run without him (the owner). I also appreciate him sharing his motivation, focus, and lessons he learned along the way. This book has a lot of gems!
Excellent performance. Reading is very clear. I can listen to it in the car, and understand what he's saying. I can also listen to it clearly at 1.5x speed.
You want to plan your company that it will be able to run without your active involvement. Inspect what you expect. Make performance criteria independent of people. Make your company ready to sell.
Everytime I listen to it, I get ideas for own business. I would recommend to get a hardcopy too, since the author uses a lot of lists (all with very good items!). You would also want to do the exercises, and to write notes about the progression of your own business.
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