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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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    Jon Bakersfield, CA 10-07-13
    Jon 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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Javier 12-31-14
    Javier 12-31-14
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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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    Amazon Customer 11-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "entertaining read"

    great look on things. great analogy. fun to listen to. very entertaining. recommended for any stage business owner

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-18-16
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    "Great listen. "

    Mike is a great motivator with some great advice. It's worth the listen if your struggling to get your butt off the couch and continue/start your business.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. AuClair 10-05-16
    M. AuClair 10-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Informative & entertaining!"

    Mike's teaching style is informative, action packed and entertaining. He's a bit crass at times (just in case you didn't pick up on that in his other work) but it's not offensive.

    I had several "aha" moments of where I've gone off course in my own start-up. Now I'm looking forward to course-correcting and seeing growth in my biz due to Mike's advice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Autotrends Greensboro, NC 09-12-16
    Autotrends Greensboro, NC 09-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Just what this 60 year old needed to renegade."

    I had almost checked out on my 32 year old business.......nearly lost the passion. Listening fired me up.
    I'm telling everyone it's important they stop what they are doing and listen to the entire book NOW!
    Daddy Rabbit

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mikey G 06-20-16
    Mikey G 06-20-16 Member Since 2014
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Jeffrey Weber 05-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent writing and encouragement"

    This book changed the way I saw business and made me know I could succeed at running my own company! Thanks Mike for the encouragement!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MegTorrie 04-29-17
    MegTorrie 04-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I can't get enough of this guy ❤️"

    Many authors/narrators can be pleasant to listen to but this guy really is funny! Despite the fact I already know about the topics he covers in his OTHER books, I am tempted to by one of his other books just for the fact I'm guaranteed a great listen! 😊😉👍

    PS. I'm always skeptical of reviews that are complimentary so for what it is worth, I should mention; I don't know the author and - as of 5/2017, I'm not an blogger of affiliate of ANY kind.

    PSS.... the not so bonus, bonus-content about Mr Crapper is interesting Trivia I never knew of prior.

    #MindBlown

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    Damien 03-09-17
    Damien 03-09-17
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    "Got much more than expected"

    I actually read or rather listened to the pumpkin plan before this and was expecting that this might be too basic, or just something I would have heard before. Since, this is the prequel.

    And, I was wrong! This can help you get your mindset change, for wannabes entrepreneur, but provided a great action plan for me, and anyone who has started a business.

    Great Book! More Mikes to come for me!

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  • Pen Name
    5/4/17
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    "Really good"

    I listened to this book over the course of about a day. It was really well read - that's the advantage of the author reading it too you - but also well written, insightful and funny.

    I can't speak for the efficacy of the advice, I haven't "taken action" yet. So that's the only problem - lots of little actions and tasks throughout the book, which are great, but I never get around to doing them when I listen to rather than read a book!

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  • Alastair
    8/28/16
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    "inspiring"

    This is the second book of the author's I've read, the first being 'profit first'. This is an excellent accompaniment to the first and expands on the author's extensive experience and knowledge.

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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
  • 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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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