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Tycoon

Narrated by: Peter Jones
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Dragon's Den star Peter Jones will demonstrate how anyone can become successful: you just need guts, determination, and ideas. In Tycoon, Peter offers his personal insight into the qualities and skills he believes every successful entrepreneur possesses. His 10 Golden Rules provide key building blocks for turning your ideas into successful businesses. He shows how to road test your ideas, create momentum behind a project, inject investors with enthusiasm for your ideas, and how to have the courage to risk failing in order to see your vision become a money-spinning reality. A hugely inspiring audiobook, this is the ultimate guide to thinking like a millionaire and becoming one.
©2007 Peter Jones (P)2007 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks

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  • Alistair
  • 01-18-09

Not as good as Duncan's

If you are after a similar book to Duncan Bannatyne's autobiography, this isn't the book for you. It reads more like an open university lecture on how to start a business. If you are starting a business this may be the book for you. If you are after an interesting read, then it probably isn't

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  • Stuart
  • 10-22-15

Not worth it

This book is just big list of bullet points on starting a business. No explanation

Lacks a personal insight , just Robotic instructions. Come up with good ideas Do market research, next evaluate who your customers really are.....

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  • Paul
  • 10-07-09

Solid advice

Worth listening to as it gives very good advice on setting up a business. A lot of it could be construed as being obvious for the seasoned professional but I think its probably going to offer at least one or two nuggets of wisdom for most people.

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  • Adrian
  • 07-29-09

Very poor

Compared to the books by his fellow dragons and Branson for that matter this is a poor showing.

There is a lot of repetition and I'm far from sure that Peter has the right voice for an audiobook. I found it very hard to give this book my full attention and my mind wandered a lot while listening to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-19

just don't

no depth. no storey. very dated. totally unenjoyable.

this is just a long list of good business practices , with no context it is not useful.

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  • Neil Sanders
  • 02-06-19

Not what I expected

I found this to be very short and to the point. very business like In approach and lacking the human touch. There is no doubt Peter is a rich, clever and successful man but if your looking for an insight into his life or a biography type listen, this is not it unfortunately

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  • Sean
  • 07-25-17

quick guide to help you along your journey

not huge amount of detail but touches on a lot of areas to get you thinking and guidevyour direction. useful as a broad checklist for people getting started in business

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  • imdms ltd
  • 06-25-17

Short but quickly digested

Valuable and a good listen narrated by peter and he talks quickly like his time is valuable and he wants you to listen quickly.

Perfect time length i wish everyone got to the point like this

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  • Bella
  • 01-07-14

Inspiring

Would you consider the audio edition of Tycoon to be better than the print version?

Peter Jones passion for his subject and his desire to help the listener in their entrepreneurial journey comes across even more strongly in the audio book. Shame the audio book is only a very small portion of the printed version.

What about Peter Jones’s performance did you like?

All of it. Peter Jones' mix of sense of humour and tycoon success

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Motivating, inspiring. It is fantastic to hear the author speaking of his own business experiences. I've saved this audio book to listen to regularly as a motivational aid.

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  • Fahad
  • 02-28-13

I was expecting more

What Peter has done is to pull together a list of all the best practices which make up a entrepreneur / tycoon.

I was hoping to get a bit more about what he did specifically to get from where he was to where he is now which he rarely touches. Having read and heard a lot of other business / personal development book I did not find the content of this audio book anything special and therefore would not recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-18

Loved it! easy to listen to the whole way through

Excellent and engaging narration. It's jam packed wotj insights into starting up and sustaining a successful business! Nothing short of excellent thanks Peter!

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  • SANJAY
  • 12-27-16

Very good and 2 the point, but.......

I admire Peter, his advice is 2 the point and gives all the snapshots of his life, love to hear his autobiography of his life step by step especially the mistakes, also his insights and ideas regarding gaps and his next venture, the only annoying bit about this audiobook is the dramatic noises which each and every tips in this book, if that is taken off it will give this book more refinement and easy to listen for the listeners. I love this book.👌🏼👏