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Anyone Can Do It

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Narrated by: David Rintoul
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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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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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What a journey

I always wanted to read about him and I did it in 3 hours with this one. I liked it.

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grim story. was not for me. chap sounds like a tug to be honest

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Truly inspiring

A fascinating insight into Duncan Bannatynes humble beginnings and how his normal life evolved into rich success. Absolutely inspiring and will make anyone want to start a business. I had started business before the audio book but this was the motivation I needed.

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Throughly enjoyable

Really enjoyed this book highly recommended Reader was clear, and easy to listen too. Yes indeed just filling words now

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Great book!

This is a great bite sized story about how Duncan found success. A no nonsense story of just doing it. Although perhaps a little dated now, and could do with a newer version or "add on" it's great to hear his story from beach bum to multi millionaire. Well worth a listen and proof that anyone can do it!

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So “anyone can do it!”

Just what I needed helped me push some of my thoughts and worries aside, whilst listening to this inspirational story about Duncan Bannatyne I was drawing new designs and working on my own business plans and ideas. Absolutely Amazing thank you for sharing Duncan.

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Very good clean writing

Simple, straight to the point. Business does not need to be complicated. Over in 3 hours, perfect listening and re-listening

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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.