Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur is a book which evaluates your entrepreneurial skill-set to a level that will make most want to quit listening. This book acts as an extreme crash course for the mind of both the entrepreneur and the wantrepreneur. Every ounce of the listener's mental fortitude is tested in an effort to provide self-identifying entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses for all of those who embark on the entrepreneurial journey.
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I'm a massive fan of Cory Gregory. However a lot of this book was to successful entrepreneurs flooding the empty swimming pool with the juice of their egos. I listened all the way through, their are some take home points. Namely to think before you do and once you do commit to it. Cory Gregory will produce an amazing book in his lifetime, this wasn't it.
It read like it was written by 15 year olds, not well done. Mediocre content. I'm a big fan of Cory G but this was just poorly done. It sounded like this:
"Business is hard bro, you gotta try hard bro..."
I think this book is definitely for the bros who want to build their own business. While some of the stories and thoughts were interesting, and I appreciated the candid presentation, it just didn't really flow. It reminded me of when broadcasters on ESPN try to deviate from sports and talk about politics. Not to say these guys don't know their stuff, but the delivery just didn't appeal to me.
Maybe I'll come back to this from time to time? Perhaps it's just personal preference, but a little refinement would go a long way. I'm not sure I really "learned," anything. I appreciate that these men are self-made but this book is presented as an extreme crash course, when maybe it should be presented as extreme insight.
"Read the title and you've listened to the book."
Honestly the best thing about it is the title.
I could quickly summarize by reminding you what you already know- Business is not easy, it should not be taken lightly, and affords many opportunities to screw up. But it can also be rewarding.
The book, which is not actually a book, consists of two guys talking about the aforementioned. All the while peppering in stories of their greatness, in a way reminiscent of a steroid induced, caffeine fueled, personal trainer. ... but that's the point, I guess.
Atop the thin content, the book is listed as nearly a three hour listen. I was displeased to realize that only at a 2X listening speed did these two gentlemen reach a natural speaking cadence.
This book is the most real business book I've read. I would recommend to anyone thinking about starting a business or in a business already.
This is a story for someone without ANY life and / or business experience. If you are not familiar with the most obvious things like "it's not easy" or "nobody cares about you in business" or "it doesn't always work" or "it's not just about money" - you will probably enjoy it. For anyone who decided to be an entrepreneur after at least some management and / or commercial experience - this is a waste of time, sorry for being brutal here. This book is all about making most primitive things in business sound sensational. Oh yeah, and they keep repeating the same words and phrases over and over agan that you get a feeling this is for people who don't hear well or don't understand it without repetition. The amont of times they said "if you are not ready to do [this and that] - just stop listening, stop listening now, this book is not for you, stop listening!" - seriously, I managed to listen to the end to try and find something interesting. No luck.
Maybe start sounding less sensational about obvious things and probably structure the book better: so it looks more like a manual for the entrepreneurs, not a story of the two successful businessment who decided to write a book about their success.
Just didn't work for me. Didn't laugh when they laughed, didn't find interesting what they were so pationately talking about. Felt like an attempt to hide the lack of the content by over-emotional story-telling.
Maybe for someone inexperienced who has never worked for any company (even as an intern), doesn't know that managing people is not just paying them money (hasn't read any articles about HR and people management), and never heard stories about success & falures of the famous entrepreneurs.
I'm Russian :) We tell people when we like or dislike something about them very openly :) So apologies if I offended the authors!
Not after having listened to this one.
Is this an audiobook/audible? It was two guys basically having a recorded conversation...one on a decent microphone; one on a distorted sounding microphone. Perhaps this was recorded using teleconferencing software? Regardless, it wasn't organized or presented like a book and lacked organization and structure.
It could have been an actual book in audio format.
I would have done everything differently...starting with having the authors write an actual book.
I would not recommend this audible.
"Wake up call for entrepreneurs"
John and Cory give a blunt overview of the mindset and skills it takes to make it as an entrepreneur. Whether you are planning to start a business or currently running one, there are gems of insight and words of warning that will pay dividends. After listening to this, you will know if becoming an entrepreneur is for you or if you are a wantrepreneur and should stick to a different career path. They take a tough love approach and maybe take it a little far, but it seems to be with the best intentions. Definitely worth listening to because it will force you to be brutally honest with yourself.
"overall good book."
It was a little hard to listen to at first but glad I stuck through the whole thing
"Great content but painful narration"
Cory has great information to give, and fantastic stories to back up the ideas in the book. John is far too dramatic and can't say more than 5 words without pausing for dramatic effect.
It had some great points that have helped me with my business- but I wish I bought the hard copy book !
"Rough around the edges"
I think so. While most of the content was common sense and nothing special, it was delivered in a way that may appeal to a testosterone riddled male. Kind of rough around the edges and lacking in specific examples, but sends the message as intended.
Kind of sudden, but actually glad it was over. Those two guys repeated themselves and were almost yelling at the audience.
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