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Anyone Can Do It

My Story
Narrated by: David Rintoul
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (293 ratings)
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Summary

At 30, Duncan Bannatyne had no money and was enjoying life on the beaches of Jersey. He saw a story about someone who had made himself a millionaire, and decided to do the same. Five years later, he had done it, and now he is worth £168 million.

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.

©2006 Bannatyne Media Ltd (P)2007 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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Duncan Bannatyne - Super Hero!

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.

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  • Mohammed
  • CambridgeUnited Kingdom
  • 13-12-08

Extremely inspiring and very simplistic

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!

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A bit more detail

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.

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Story was good, just not enough of it!

a good insight into Duncan Bannatyne's journey in business. I just wish it was longer and more detailed!

Richard Branson's and Lord Sugar's books were both a better listen.

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An informative read

Very nice listen. Thoroughly enjoyed. Anyone can do it! Duncan proves it is possible with a little creativity and a lot of hard work anything is possible!

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loved it!

Very motivating for a business owner and his personal business journey is also very interesting.

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Inspiring story but has a patronising undertone

Duncan Bannatyne's rags-to-riches story is nothing short of inspiring. An entrepreneur can gain much from understanding the journey of those who have succeeded. But the language of the book makes it seem like he was asking the rhetorical question: "why don't everyone else follow my example and be successful?" This detracts from the book's helpfulness as it just seems a bit out of touch with the struggles of today's entrepreneurs.

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Fantastic!!!

Excellent book. Gives you an understanding of Duncan’s life and he made his riches but most importantly it gives you loads of motivation.
If he can do it then why can’t I?

I recommend this book to everyone. The stories are relevant and at times you can link them to everyday life.

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boring only 3 chapters and not very entertaining

boring i would not reccomend as i found it quite boring actually. lots of tales about Duncan boring old cronies.

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Motivational and Very Enjoyable

I loved listening to every minute of this audio book. I can't wait to download Duncan's next book.

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  • Martin
  • 03-06-09

Great listen!

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!

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  • 13-10-16

Incredibly inspiring and motivating journey!

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.