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The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Audiobook

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-it-Like-it-is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business, Even if You Are at the End of Your Roll

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Publisher's Summary

"Never started a company before? Struggling with little or no cash? Have no experience, no baseline to judge your progress against? Thank God! You've got a shot at making this work."

So says Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business book that is so uniquely useful, so raw and entertaining, it reads like the brainchild of Steve Jobs and Chris Rock.

The founder of three multimillion-dollar companies, including Obsidian Launch, a company that partners with first-time entrepreneurs to grow their concepts into industry leaders, Mike Michalowicz knows what it really takes to spin your great idea into pure gold.

Whether you're just starting out or have been at this for years, Mike's "get real" approach to business is a much-needed, swift kick in the pants. In this book, you'll discover:

  • Why a business plan is a total waste of your time
  • Why fulfilling your own needs is the first and last order of business
  • Which three sheets of paper you need to successfully launch, manage, and grow your business
  • How to get started in business with little or no money
  • How to find and exploit resources that no one else knows about
  • How to stop procrastinating and take action NOW!

©2008 Mike Michalowicz (P)2013 Mike Michalowicz

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    Econcleaning 03/03/2016
    Econcleaning 03/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "It's ok, has some good points"

    If your in a start up read it, if your running your business already put it to the back burn and read when you have time.

    Over all it's a good business book but does go over a lot of the points that other business books do as, more for the start up side of business.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jonathan
    Bakersfield, CA
    7/10/13
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    "brilliantly unorthodox. intelligently uncouth."
    What made the experience of listening to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur the most enjoyable?

    Chock-full of useful information, while being not in the least bit dry.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?

    play-by-play narration of a public restroom 3-sheets dilemma.


    What about Mike Michalowicz’s performance did you like?

    energy, enthusiasm, and clearly in the author's voice because he self-narrated :-P


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed early, I laughed often, and I laughed hard.


    Any additional comments?

    TPE is the "how to start a lean business" book. The Pumpkin Plan (also by Mike Michalowicz and also on Audible) is the "how to grow beyond your plateau" book. Both are irreverent and full of great ideas.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Javier
    31/12/14
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    "I am a TPE"
    What did you love best about The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?

    Ironically, I read this book last of all 3 of Mike's books. Still loved it. I am have had a company for almost 2 years and though much of the book still applies to me, I only wish I read it 2 years ago. I love that Mike brings it as he is, like it or not!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike! As a young business owner I felt the chill in my spine and fire in my stomach when Mike mentioned he started at 24 years old; I am 24 now.


    Any additional comments?

    Having read all 3 of Mike's books I can honestly say they speak for themselves. Even if you don't like the accents and cheesy humor, you will eventually! If I ever have the pleasure of meeting Mike Michalowicz someday I only hope to buy him a beer! Cheers, Mike!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/11/16
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    "entertaining read"

    great look on things. great analogy. fun to listen to. very entertaining. recommended for any stage business owner

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Ramos-Stephens
    25/10/16
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    "Pep talk lacking in the promised actionable items"

    Fun book with good narration but lacking in the more actionable content found in the Pumpkin Plan. And, the nod to Tim F. is not a good one to include; made me momentarily question the underlying morality of Michalowicz's message.
    Beside that, all else made this a decent book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/10/16
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    "Great listen. "

    Mike is a great motivator with some great advice. It's worth the listen if your struggling to get your butt off the couch and continue/start your business.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. AuClair
    5/10/16
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    "Informative & entertaining!"

    Mike's teaching style is informative, action packed and entertaining. He's a bit crass at times (just in case you didn't pick up on that in his other work) but it's not offensive.

    I had several "aha" moments of where I've gone off course in my own start-up. Now I'm looking forward to course-correcting and seeing growth in my biz due to Mike's advice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Autotrends
    Greensboro, NC
    12/09/16
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    "Just what this 60 year old needed to renegade."

    I had almost checked out on my 32 year old business.......nearly lost the passion. Listening fired me up.
    I'm telling everyone it's important they stop what they are doing and listen to the entire book NOW!
    Daddy Rabbit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    31/08/16
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    "Awesome!"

    love his work! can't wait to see what's next! top notch stuff once again Mike!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ossie Moore
    Tulsa, OK USA
    29/07/16
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    "Fuel Your Creativity by Doing More With Less"
    Would you listen to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur again? Why?

    Yes. Entertaining and know I would catch more gems I missed the first time.


    Any additional comments?

    While I didn't enjoy this book as much as Profit First, it is educational and a worthwhile read. This book focus is on challenging your thinking on how you approach funding activities in your business. The thinking is that you can accomplish more than you think possible with much less than you would believe. Further, the act of forcing yourself to do more with less will fuel your creative thinking and empower you to accomplish greatness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thachat Shiowanitsha
    24/07/16
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    "always fun to listen to Mike."

    great resource and inspirational material. fun and refreshing times goes by when you listen to his book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Alastair
    28/08/16
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    "inspiring"

    This is the second book of the author's I've read, the first being 'profit first'. This is an excellent accompaniment to the first and expands on the author's extensive experience and knowledge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tejas Parikh
    17/08/16
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    "Interesting"

    Some interesting and different ways of business coaching
    Not all sections for everyone but quite a cool listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dennis
    17/07/16
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    "Boring and not inspiring"

    Another 'the secret to success is selling the secret to success' book unfortunately.

    Just taking massively successful Business People and calling them toilet paper entrepreneurs doesn't make them to toilet paper entrepreneurs.

    This book was boring and uninspiring. Show us how you made your millions outside of selling books on just that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shane carr
    rotherham uk
    2/03/16
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    "Hard hitting straight to the point"

    no frills approach, a simple map to get you up and running or to help trim the fat of waste and to show you that you can go with what you have find what you stand for and just go

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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