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Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence.

This audiobook shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by listening to this audiobook.

©2014 Daniel Priestley (P)2016 Creative Content

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Undiluted snake oil

The author offers an easy 5 step plan to fortune and success. Everybody can do it. As a bonus, there is a hidden message in the book which he refers to often. In the epilogue he tells you to keep searching for the hidden message, which, if found, will turn you into a super productive successful key person of influence?

Does that sound too good to be true? That's because it is. He collects a bunch of personal experiences and platitudes, not hindered by any research, and simply claims over and over again that success will follow.

He probably means his own success. When he sends the snake oil to many people. I didn't learn anything from this book. The only good thing is that it was very short. So I didn't waste too much time on this.

My tip, read books from actual leaders or people who've actually done the research. Eg Jim Collins, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Eric Schmidt, Jocko Willink. Real insights from real leaders. Nuanced and humble. No simple 5 step plan to success. But the truth.

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Full of banalities. Waste of time

This book had really good reviews so I downloaded it.
First of all, the narration was not good.
Secondly the content was full of banalities and really general knowledge. He spends a whole chapter self-congratulating himself by saying how this book will make you rich and the method is amazing. But there is no content - nothing!
Most of the advice he gives is really common sense things that everyone knows now. He recommends using social media and publishing content... Well, this is obvious. 16years old people know this without having to buy a book! So why bother with this book?
What a waste of time!!!!

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  • JM
  • 01-03-19

Repetitive, gimmicky and sales-y

Incredibly frustrating, repetitive and gimmicky. Don't bother unless you're a deluded entrepreneur. What a waste

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Not great

There was the odd decent part but the opening chapters were the author repeating how he will make you a KPI. A theme repeated throughout. Too many claims to make you a KPI and not enough substance.

Some very obvious subjects like ‘setup social media accounts...’

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Points are too drawn-out and laboured over with annoyingly over enthusiastic reader

If you like to be talked at by people who repeat themselves while never quite getting to the point then you need to buy this book!
All padding with no worthwhile content

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Rubbish:

Over simplistic, just nonsense. And the fact the author claims there's a 'hidden' meaning to the book! Yeah because Machiavelli, cook books, let's face it no manual for success should have anything hidden. This is a transparent ploy to make the reader think this junk is more impressive than it is. AVOID this nonsense. If you haven't been unconscious for the last twenty years you've already passed this one. It is truly awful and truly rubbish. You have been warned!

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Average

Overall nothing special

The first hour is pretty dull and uninformative - basically the world is changing and you need to as well.

It gets slightly better when talking through the 5Ps. Some ok tips for how to run and grow a small business from the point of view of marketing.

My main comment is that it mostly focuses on the marketing aspects of running a small business rather than the art and science of building up an industry profile.

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quite captivating

If you need a good talking to with a strong theme and a decidedly positive 'you can do It' message, then this is for you. a good, well thought out narrative with clear vocabulary, step by step guidance with examples and all delivered with a clarity of conviction.

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loved this book

I really liked this book. The ideas and philosophy contained within stood out to me as a very modern way to promote yourself and your business.

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Excellent!!

This is an excellent audio book. Gives you so many ideas & possibilities. It's given me direction and actions to get moving! Will be listening to it many times yet!

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  • Mark C. Manderson
  • 12-07-19

Decent read

Top takeaways:

You're thinking from five years ago has become your baggage of today. You must continue to expand and grow consciously. 

How can you become MORE VALUABLE TO OTHERS? 

No longer can you give the general pitch. 

MUST BE MICRO NICHE AS PEOPLE BUY FROM ALL OVER NOW. 

Write a book and make some products to be an expert. 

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  • Dawn
  • 26-11-18

Love this book!

Easy listen. Engaging. Outlines a step-by-step process that seems highly doable. Can't wait to start.

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  • Merrin Pearse
  • 02-06-18

Beautiful in its simplicity

What a refreshing reminder of how business is changing and the simple (in terms of what is required) steps it takes to be known in your industry.

Having listened once now it is time to repeat the listening and to complete the exercises.

This book has given me a nice new boost of energy to make a positive difference to the way I live and how I am rewarded along the journey.

Thanks Daniel

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  • Joe Leiman
  • 01-11-20

speaks directly to me. mind reader.

clear advice and what not to do and what to do.
all advice from dozens of books I've read crystallized into the first chapter. a diamond.

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  • bbbarby
  • 13-08-20

Process that makes sense

An interesting read with a step by step process that is easy to understand

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-20

Great book

One of the best books I have ever read on Entrepreneurship.
The biggest difference was that this book is very practical and very relabled. Recommend for anyone who wants to create a business or even improve in their own jobs.

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  • Elsa Castillo
  • 22-12-19

Excellent guide for succeed

Excellent guide for succeed transforming your passion in a business. The narrator captured me from the beginning. Thanks.

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  • Marcia
  • 16-08-19

Highly recommended...

Great book. Very informative and useful. I will definitely use many of these tips.

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  • 9thwunda
  • 29-07-19

Powerful

This book really opened my eyes to what fuels influence. Very nicely done, would recommend this to any start up.

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  • Irina Sh
  • 03-04-19

interesting and inspiring with todays life example

It was a journey to listen this book. it went in one stand from start to finish. This book is very interesting and I filled with real life stories that all of us can relay and take it further as life giude lines for improvement. I really enjoyed and recommend!