"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:
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Chock-full of useful information, while being not in the least bit dry.
play-by-play narration of a public restroom 3-sheets dilemma.
energy, enthusiasm, and clearly in the author's voice because he self-narrated :-P
I laughed early, I laughed often, and I laughed hard.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Yes, if your starting out, it is a good start to open your eyes.
Again, great for beginners looking for a start into something, once you have much of the experience I feel you are too far past to apply a lot of his talks.
I just loved this audible. thought provoking truths of entrepreneurship. A must listen for every one thinking or still just thinking about entrepreneurship
This is a direct and to the point look at what an entrepreneur needs to do to be successful. Looking forward to reading more of his material.
Mike has a way of cutting through the BS for me. Clear, fun and thought provoking .... Into action!
I started with Profit First and then found this gem.
Can't thank you enough.
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.
"Boring and not inspiring"
Another 'the secret to success is selling the secret to success' book unfortunately.
Just taking massively successful Business People and calling them toilet paper entrepreneurs doesn't make them to toilet paper entrepreneurs.
This book was boring and uninspiring. Show us how you made your millions outside of selling books on just that.
"Hard hitting straight to the point"
no frills approach, a simple map to get you up and running or to help trim the fat of waste and to show you that you can go with what you have find what you stand for and just go
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