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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 | [Mike Michalowicz]

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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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 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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    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    kyung rim jung 06-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring and helpful"

    Perfect book to get you started with your brilliant idea of great business! Must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sop Johannesburg, GP, South Africa 02-13-15
    sop Johannesburg, GP, South Africa 02-13-15 Member Since 2009

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    "Read in reverse order"

    This is the first book in Mike's series of books and having listened to them in reverse order, the insights Mike provides in later books with regards to the context in which this book played out help put it into perspective.

    A great performance with a good story but I would encourage everyone to read Mike's other books first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SeaRox 02-07-15
    SeaRox 02-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good!"

    Refreshing point of view for someone who doesn't want to get VC funding to start a company. School of hard knocks advocate .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Skeeter 03-26-14
    Skeeter 03-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Quit with the feces allegories"
    What did you love best about The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?

    The first half of the book gave a lot of good information and exercises. His presentation styles was highly energetic and definitely got wheels turning in my mind.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mike Michalowicz? Why or why not?

    Maybe....


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah, so I was the one who bought the book and I knew what I was getting (I guess), but I just don't see the point in making your entire book full of feces allegories. He begins the book talking about sitting on the toilet trying to wipe yourself and ends the book about about the inventor of flushable toilets. I dunno...maybe I'm just a little sensitive, but I really don't find the humor in bodily functions....especially in a business setting. I would've ranked higher had it not been for this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William 10-10-13
    William 10-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Waste of Money"
    Any additional comments?

    Author could have put all the useful knowledge in this book in 3-4 pages, skip it.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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