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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

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Publisher's Summary

"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 Bakersfield, CA 10-07-13
    Jonathan Bakersfield, CA 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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ossie Moore Tulsa, OK USA 07-29-16
    Ossie Moore Tulsa, OK USA 07-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Fuel Your Creativity by Doing More With Less"
    Would you listen to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur again? Why?

    Yes. Entertaining and know I would catch more gems I missed the first time.


    Any additional comments?

    While I didn't enjoy this book as much as Profit First, it is educational and a worthwhile read. This book focus is on challenging your thinking on how you approach funding activities in your business. The thinking is that you can accomplish more than you think possible with much less than you would believe. Further, the act of forcing yourself to do more with less will fuel your creative thinking and empower you to accomplish greatness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thachat Shiowanitsha 07-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "always fun to listen to Mike."

    great resource and inspirational material. fun and refreshing times goes by when you listen to his book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mikey G 06-20-16
    Mikey G 06-20-16
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    "Great for an Intro"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if your starting out, it is a good start to open your eyes.


    What about Mike Michalowicz’s performance did you like?

    Good stories.


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

    no.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Lyman 06-14-16
    Aaron Lyman 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Encouraging!"

    Entertaining and informative, but most of all, encouraged me to get off my tail and TAKE ACTION!

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    Shakti 05-05-16
    Shakti 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome thought provoking truths of entrepreneurs"

    I just loved this audible. thought provoking truths of entrepreneurship. A must listen for every one thinking or still just thinking about entrepreneurship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pvtmadness 04-15-16
    pvtmadness 04-15-16
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    "Short and no-nonsense look at 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Don Jewell 04-11-16
    Don Jewell 04-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Spoke to me"

    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.

    Don

    0 of 0 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.

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  • Tejas Parikh
    8/17/16
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    "Interesting"

    Some interesting and different ways of business coaching
    Not all sections for everyone but quite a cool listen

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  • Dennis
    7/17/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shane carr
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    3/2/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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