The marketplace is chock full of books on business and entrepreneurship. To the credit of many visionary business authors, some of these books are actually good reads. The App Millionaire, however, is a book that only comes around once in a decade, if that. The genius of The App Millionaire is that it forces you to take a close and personal look at your business goals while challenging your approach on business development. Since this is not just a book about business, The App Millionaire turns traditional mainstream thinking on its head. This is a book about Business, Ideas, and Life
Instead of the axiom of "think big", the author, Greg Shealey, PhD suggests you "think small". He advocates for very small business development, as in micro-business small. Thisphilosophy of micro-business entrepreneurship has afforded many people the opportunity to own profitable businesses with advantages to traditional business models such as very little overhead, a quick start-up time, and lower risk, just to name a few. He believes the advantages of a micro-business far outweigh the advantages of large business development. Take a quick listen for yourself, do the math, weigh your options, and draw your own conclusion.
©2013 Greg Shealey (P)2013 Greg Shealey
Well I haven't got through the first half of it, but it's driving me nuts. If I hear the words "App Millionaire" one more time... I'm only dissappointed you can't throw an audiobook across the room like you can a regular book. It reads like a bad info-mercial "You too can be an app millionaire but it takes hard work and be organized...bla bla bla... If you're that kind of person you can be an app millionaire (tm)...
That far into the book and literally NOTHING that will actually help you start a business based on mobile applications.
Less fluff and more meat. And stop saying "App Millionaire." It's not a witty catch-phrase. After the first 20 times or so... It's like fingernails on a chalk board.
I don't care about your dad's business. I don't care about how you moved from construction contracting to application development. --actually I might be interested in "how" but so far all I'm hearing is "that" you did. I don't need to know what apps are, or that they're "revolutionary" beyond a really short introduction paragraph.
So far the only "how" you have in the first third of the book is that you drew out on paper what you wanted your first app to do then hired someone to make it. Gee I would have never thought of that!
What I DID want to know was something that would help me with ideas I might not have thought of... not "be organized" and "work hard" with long drawn out anecdotes to support those obvious-isms.
I find the book patronizing and devoid of any real substance with the words "App Millionaire" thrown in ad nauseum. Now maybe the details are in the last half of the book but I honestly can't get through the first half, I'm sorry.
Very well spoken.
The words or sentences containing "App Millionaire"
The reading was good. But this kind of patronizing "self-help" book is just not useful to me.
This book was a gift from a friend who said I MUST read it. I thought this was going to be another one of those business books but to my surprise its totally different. I love how he tells the story about his journey from teacher to entrepreneur. A must read for any would be entrepreneur. This book gives “The Four Hour Work Week” a run for its money. Very inspiring Greg Shealey!
I did a little research on the apps created by the author. They are in the Google Play store. Google gives ranges of installs. Based on the top end of the ranges, there are maybe 5000 installs. At $1.29 for most and $4.99 for one, you have max of $10k total sales. Apple doesn't provide stats but many suggest a 20 purchase/1 review ratio. Based on low numbers of reviews, sales are slow in the iTunes store as well. Nobody is getting rich.
I decided to look at apps I might create and found that there is a lot of competition and many apps are free. I have decided this area won't work for me.
I would have emailed the author to address these issues, but I didn't find contact info on the internet.
The author is named Greg and is from Georgia. Two of the reviews on Audible have the same name and state.
I am returning my Audible book.
Anyone interested in Mr Shealey's life story
His decision to add unnecessary chapters about tax law and misc business details.
The chapter chosen for the sample audio was no accident. It was the meat that I wanted. I'd have preferred to spend four bucks for a couple of chapters like that.
Enjoy my money, Greg
I learned zero about building applications but I did get a complete autobiography on a man who claims he made some money off the app business. I believe his fortune was due to the capital he obtained from his father.
What a great book! This book cultivates the essence of entrepreneurship and offers practical experiences to novice and experts. I find this book to be thought provoking by encouraging innovative objectives to both professionals and scholars. I cannot wait to share it with my colleagues and clients.
Yes I would. Very informative. Different type of book than I thought. Good stories
The stories are easy to follow. Fun to read as well
When he said "more to come later"
My reactions made me say "hummm, I never thought like that. He has a interesting way of thinking.
I love this book and you will too. Best book i read in a long time
The title was chosen to attract an audience for a different book. This is a micro business strategy subject.
I could see the content coming across more seriously if I were reading it myself but the way the narrator reads this book just makes the content sound dorky and amateur.
This book is definitely one I was very pleased with reading. I thought that Shealey did an amazing job encompassing important details that make for a successful business. I did like how he added a little bit of personal information, which allowed me to have a better understanding of why he strives to be successful. I can appreciate this author for having a positive and upbeat tone to keep you captivated. I was fully engaged and gained a lot of valuable knowledge. This is the book that I'll continue to use as my reference point for any endeavor I choose to pursue.
I love this book! I purchased it in hard copy, then got the audio version so I can listen to it while I'm in the car.
What I've gotten from this book is (1) inspiration and (2) practical business tips. As a new entrepreneur, I am learning so much (and making lots of mistakes as well), so what I appreciate about this book is the insight it gives me on how to do business better. Shealey uses a conversational tone, along with engaging stories and illustrations. He makes what sometimes seems very daunting (succeeding in business) more palatable and manageable. If I can implement even a few of the ideas that Shealey presents, I should see significant increases in my income and customer base.
"Completely off topic and pointless"
Firstly the title of this books is misleading as only about 10% of the content is relevant to app making.
Secondly you would only find this book useful if you have been living in 1984 and suddenly found yourself in 2013. So basic and obvious it is completely pointless and serves no purpose other than to make the author a few cents.
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