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Embark on the seven learning adventures to create a business from scratch.

This audiobook includes research on "who" is most likely to be successful in entrepreneurship across the 26 different personality factors. No hype. No BS. No fluff. This is a comprehensive book full of examples to draw from.

Start From Zero gives you the repeatable path to create a meaningful and profitable business without being dependent on any person, any platform, or anything. Learn about new research on the top personality traits pulled from 30 successful entrepreneurs. Learn by example from 15 employees who became entrepreneurs.

This is the only book that will show you how to successfully start from zero when you have nothing. Not even confidence. Start From Zero is the result of over 10 years of research, based on tested principles, with a methodology that will still be relevant a hundred years from now. 

If you are frustrated with your income and earning potential, this book is for you. Start From Zero teaches you how to install the four brains you need to create income and scalable products from scratch. Whether you are a frustrated employee, a time-strapped business owner, or a curious 16-year-old wondering if you should attend college, Start from Zero delivers the goods.

My hope is this audiobook helps make entrepreneurship accessible to the entire world. I have personally helped thousands of people become free with this exact process. All of them started from zero. Many of them started as employees. You can be next. 

Put these principles into practice for 90 days and learn the skills to make success more likely in any endeavor you choose!

©2020 Dane Maxwell (P)2020 Dane Maxwell

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I have my complaints, but overall I'm very happy

This book got weird in some places, and I have some issues with it. However, I got some life changing advice out of it--perhaps not coincidentally the exact same advice I was looking for when I bought it. The book really does teach you that you can get started without any money or even an idea. Despite where I took issue with the book, I wouldn't feel right rating this less than 5 stars. Like Jim Rohn says, take what you can use out of this and ignore what doesn't sound right for you, and I got more out of this book than most. I even bought the hard copy after listening.

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Very disappointing ‘bonus’ material

The audiobook content seems alright so far, I like the narration, but the ‘bonus’ material that comes with the book has zero value, it includes links to a few contractor recruiting sites like Upwork and a whole bunch of upsells to expensive programs and courses. I was expecting a summary of, or templates for, the exercises covered in the audio - like what Ryan Levesque provides for Choose or similar materials that many good authors provide. Something of actual value / use for the reader without having to fork out hundreds of dollars before you’ve decided whether the author’s content is for you. Big disappointment as I was expecting real value that helped me to apply the principles from the book. Bonus? Hmmm..

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Great but reads like one long run-on sentence

Love this book and it has really opened my mind. It reminds me of the feeling I got from reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, but this is way better and much more concrete.

With that said, I’m disappointed with the audio reading by Dane as he runs through the whole book without taking a breather, and it’s like one long run-on sentence, no stopping, no pausing between distinct thoughts and sections.

The printed book it much better.

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pointless

more garbage we already know. Focus? Really? I think we all know how to focus.

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The Entrepreneur route safer than a Job

I’ve listened to the book 2x and read through 1x with pages of notes.

If you are asking - ‘how do I start a business’. What should I do first, second and so on- read Start From Zero.

Dane has an incredible skill of breaking complex problems into simple to understand actionable steps.

This could be an entire business building
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The Yoda of SaaS

First of all this book is epic. It breaks down not only how to think about business but how to think about yourself. The biggest blocks in business don't come from the outside world they come from inside your mind and heart. The limiting beliefs and neg patterns that stop us all from succeeding. Dane is one of the most heart-centered and profound entrepreneurial mentors I have found online and I highly recommend anything he creates.

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My view of business creation has been destroyed!

The book was awesome. I chose the audio book because I am limited on time. It was like a drug, I couldn’t stop listening. Thanks Dane!

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Here's the entire book in one go

Have a rich relative. Get them to give you money to get your start. There, I just saved you a couple of hours and a credit.

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Top Notch Material

Absolutely LOVED IT!! This will change your life. Appreciate you taking the time to write this book.

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Gets cringey as you progress

Started off with some good concepts, but it gradually declines to wishy washy content that can be cringey for some.

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  • 01-06-21

Some ok information

Some good information in a few chapters, most of the book is trying to get you over to his website to buy courses!

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  • Peter
  • 09-15-20

Dane Smashes it

Listening to this book will change the way you run your business. A must read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-20

Some useful information if you can tough it out

There's some good information in the book but too much directing of the reader to buy other courses or resources that he or his colleagues sell on his or their websites. When you get a book you hope it focuses on the core topic, rather than sending you to search for other resources or suggestions to buy other resources. Some parts of the book were very disengaging but I forced my way through them and I'd say it was worth hearing the whole Audiobook. So I didn't enjoy the delivery but I left with some valid information and ideas I can work on.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-20

Soo on point

The content is very good. I don't think anyone explains business in a more approachable way. It's also a perfect mindset companion. Bring your notebook and let's go.

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  • Zoltan Gero
  • 05-21-20

A must-read on how to start biz without money

If you ever thought "I need an investor to start my business" or "I need a big loan", you must read this book.

I read a lot of business books and it's easily the best I read so far.
Instead of forcing your ideas, let it with the humble product creation method.

If you're a developer or looking for an investor, read this book instead. If you have no idea - there's an exact method to ask it in this book. You can learn how to extract ideas.

If you're an employee, you don't need money to start. There's a way to transform your current identity and start it safely - and an exact roadmap in this book.

I especially liked the stories which addresses all of my problem as a living example. Julien is from Ukraine like I'm from East-Europe. There's a guy teaching hispanic people to sell aurhentically and I had a fear of being an immigrant. There's a uni dropout started his business this way. Whatever fear you face, it's likely that you find a story addresses it which you can personally relate to.

If you plan a local business is not in software, it's invaluable read. I recommend all my friends to read it.

Other business books made me feel I'm not enough and I don't know enough to start. This book shows you the exact steps how to start without money. Highly recommended, even if you have money or already build a business.

I'm a raving fan of this book!

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  • dean booty
  • 05-17-20

Must read if your in business or want to start a business

Dane is a master, he is the coaches coach. I think everyone should read include this book in their business education
Loved it thank you Dane!