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The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Audiobook

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-it-Like-it-is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business, Even if You Are at the End of Your Roll

"Never started a company before? Struggling with little or no cash? Have no experience, no baseline to judge your progress against? Thank God! You've got a shot at making this work." So says Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business book that is so uniquely useful, so raw and entertaining, it reads like the brainchild of Steve Jobs and Chris Rock.
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"Never started a company before? Struggling with little or no cash? Have no experience, no baseline to judge your progress against? Thank God! You've got a shot at making this work."

So says Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business book that is so uniquely useful, so raw and entertaining, it reads like the brainchild of Steve Jobs and Chris Rock.

The founder of three multimillion-dollar companies, including Obsidian Launch, a company that partners with first-time entrepreneurs to grow their concepts into industry leaders, Mike Michalowicz knows what it really takes to spin your great idea into pure gold.

Whether you're just starting out or have been at this for years, Mike's "get real" approach to business is a much-needed, swift kick in the pants. In this book, you'll discover:

  • Why a business plan is a total waste of your time
  • Why fulfilling your own needs is the first and last order of business
  • Which three sheets of paper you need to successfully launch, manage, and grow your business
  • How to get started in business with little or no money
  • How to find and exploit resources that no one else knows about
  • How to stop procrastinating and take action NOW!

©2008 Mike Michalowicz (P)2013 Mike Michalowicz

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    Jonathan Tulsa, OK, United States 10-07-13
    Jonathan Tulsa, OK, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "brilliantly unorthodox. intelligently uncouth."
    What made the experience of listening to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur the most enjoyable?

    Chock-full of useful information, while being not in the least bit dry.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?

    play-by-play narration of a public restroom 3-sheets dilemma.


    What about Mike Michalowicz’s performance did you like?

    energy, enthusiasm, and clearly in the author's voice because he self-narrated :-P


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

    I laughed early, I laughed often, and I laughed hard.


    Any additional comments?

    TPE is the "how to start a lean business" book. The Pumpkin Plan (also by Mike Michalowicz and also on Audible) is the "how to grow beyond your plateau" book. Both are irreverent and full of great ideas.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Javier 12-31-14
    Javier 12-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I am a TPE"
    What did you love best about The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?

    Ironically, I read this book last of all 3 of Mike's books. Still loved it. I am have had a company for almost 2 years and though much of the book still applies to me, I only wish I read it 2 years ago. I love that Mike brings it as he is, like it or not!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike! As a young business owner I felt the chill in my spine and fire in my stomach when Mike mentioned he started at 24 years old; I am 24 now.


    Any additional comments?

    Having read all 3 of Mike's books I can honestly say they speak for themselves. Even if you don't like the accents and cheesy humor, you will eventually! If I ever have the pleasure of meeting Mike Michalowicz someday I only hope to buy him a beer! Cheers, Mike!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn S. Fort Worth, TX USA 02-11-16
    Dawn S. Fort Worth, TX USA 02-11-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A must read for start up entrepreneurs!"

    Great advice for anyone starting a business. You'll want to read it more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sean gephart 01-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book"

    Overall good book. Some of the examples and dialogue was a little to much bathroom humor. The concept of the book was on point with what new entrepreneurs should epitomize.

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    Micah Maddox 12-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Edgy and needed"

    Great having the book narrated by the author!

    Great kick in the ass! It covered all the basics, and nothing more. Everything one needs to know, and nothing extra to make it seem daunting.

    A must-read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaschell 12-03-15
    Kaschell 12-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Very Realistic Approach to Business"

    This book is essential for the newbie entrepreneur and gives great advice. I would recommend this to anyone who is new to business.

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    Albert 12-01-15
    Albert 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great points and was able to relent"

    was able to relent and under exactly what he was meaning, very basic and simple things that will master you as a leader and your company as somewhere where eveyone wants to go for work and business.

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    Stan N Shields 10-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great stuff!"

    I really wish I had all this 13 years ago when I started my business.

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    Pheeps 07-21-15
    Pheeps 07-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    Excellent book and a must read for any entrepreneur. It was truly inspirational and I'm ready to get some sh*t done!

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    Bernard Remacle 07-18-15
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    "On School Curriculum"

    This is THE book that EVERY child at school must read. It would have a tremendous impact on the future.
    Of course ALL - without exception - leaders MUST also read it.
    Mike has not reinvented the wheel but he without a doubt has a brilliantly original way of communicating the entrepreneurial spirit: the TP framework, the passion, the knowledge of the subject matter and the fact that he reads the book HIMSELF.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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