In this remarkable book, Bannatyne relives his colourful path to riches, from ice cream salesman to multi-millionaire, explaining how anyone could take the same route as he did, if they really want to.
Hugely articulate, and with numerous fascinating and revealing stories to tell, this is an autobiography and a business book unlike any other. But then, Bannatyne isn't like any other businessman, either.
Great inspiring story for entrepreneurs. Above all, the narrator's accent and enthusiasm while telling the story is contagious.
If you're looking for "business secrets", this is not for you. But if you want to crack up and enjoy a good tycoon story, this is light, fun, enjoyable and inspiring.
A definite thumbs up!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The book is a perfect motivator for someone who loves entrepreneurship and business. More insight would definitely add value to it. Would love to see more from Duncan.
I've always admired the public persona of Duncan Bannatyne, since first seeing him on 'Dragons Den', but I didn't know very much about him. I just knew he was a highly successful multi-millionaire with a straight, no-nonsense approach to everything. It's how I wanted to be. Then I bought 'Millionaire MBA' and there he was again - straight-talking, full of common-sense business advice, and a mentor from that point on, albeit at arm's length.
This superb book uncovers the compassion and real humility of the man. It's a great shame it wasn't read by him as well, as I think his great energy is understated and diluted by the narrator. Nonetheless it's a great book about a truly great British entrepreneur and an inspirational, world-class business leader. Whenever I see or hear the words 'Anyone Can Do It' I am usually very sceptical and push my wallet and credit cards deeper into my pocket as I prepare for the 'sales pitch'. This book just isn't a pitch for anything; instead it is a highly motivational, humorous and engaging story of an ordinary Brit with extraordinary drive and determination. Duncan Bannatyne could successfully convince anyone with even modest aspirations to 'go for it', to believe in themselves and the fact that 'Anyone Can Do It'. Thanks Duncan! Highly recommended.
27 of 28 people found this review helpful
There are 2 great aspects of this book - one is that the story of Duncan's progress is truly inspiring to the common man i.e. you and me can connect to the situations that Duncan went through, we can connect to his thought process which is no \"great shakes\" but simple logic - hence the title \"Anyone can do it\" is a perfect reflection of the message in the biography. Secondly the style in which the book has been written/read conveys the message in simple, common man language and gives you a strong adrenaline kick which urges you to start thinking about doing your own business - simply because 'anyone can do it'. Good Luck!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
All in all it was well spent time. But I would have loved a bit more information on how he started his first businesses. It seemed very compressed to me and I heard not so much about any obstacles and troubles. I think most people would like to hear more about the first million than about the rest.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
As I said, a bit more detail.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Short but a very informative story of DBs business life and key decisions made to achieve success. Brilliant.
This book tells you what Duncan did to achieve his wealth.. Its an amazing story of his life and i would recommend it to anyone..
Any additional comments?
Very interesting story of Bannatyne's life with some suberb insight into his mind and thought process. Definitely something that would appeal to entrepreneurs. My only criticism is that it's a bit short.
I've listened to quite a few books on business and accruing wealth and have been inspired. but listening to Duncans words makes me aspired to do it the way he did it, the way with intregrity
I enjoyed listening to Duncan Bannatyne's story - once I got used to the narrator not being Duncan.
I recently read Elon Musks book, but didn't get a sense of me being able to to it, he appeared gifted with natural ability.
Where as Duncan's book literally recounts from being dirt poor to 100million plus, simply by using sound logic. It seems very achievable without downplaying the tough bits.
Really enjoyed and learned from it too. Gives a sense of perspective on creating big companies
a different and fascinating account. it is strange he seemed to take so long to get started and then could not stop once launched.