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I'd read this again if I had the time

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Reviewed: 08-07-2020

I thought having the author narrate the book added depth and richness.

I enjoyed the structure of 12 separate 'books'... The style and tone of each was the same, and the author cycled back to the start in each (for closure), but the overall effect was like watching short episodes on TV rather than the entire epic.

Most enjoyed the Coda. To me that was the working notes of the orator. Gold!

So refreshing!

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Reviewed: 28-02-2019

The author captured my own sentiment in the last chapter--very few business books out there speaking through the challenges of growing/running a business. Kristen aired not only the challenges, but also her approach to getting through them. Well done, great book.

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  • The Economic Singularity
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism
  • By: Calum Chace
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel

Brilliant breakdown of a complex topic

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Reviewed: 06-09-2017

I thought the author addressed this topic objectively and completely. While uncommon in non-academic titles, I didn't mind the section numbers in the narration - like when reading an instructional text, the section numbers made clear the transitions between each topical thread.

He had thoughts/opinions on most of the prospective themes and aspects, while he also recognised the positions of others on the same.

He covered off present state and historical themes methodically and completely, without devolving into minutea.

The narrator was clear and expressive.

Personally I judge a book overall based on whether I want to read it again - and I would gladly read this again (if I didn't have so many titles still to read).

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amazing series

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Reviewed: 05-08-2017

When the narrator takes on the character of the author, I always enjoy the book more (which happened in this work). Later seminar content is directly applicable today, earlier work can be contextualized. Glad I listened to them all!

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Great book, wasn't expecting so much insight

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Reviewed: 16-03-2017

The book was rich with anecdotes and insights into the start-up phase, and lessons learned from shark experiences and real pitches were really good.

Suggest that the story might have included some parallels with other start-up approaches (e.g. lean startup, boot strapping). The approach of 'start developing an idea in your garage, start selling to your friends, have an 'aha' experience, then get a massive injection by going on shark tank' is one way to go, but the approach seems akin to winning the entrepreneurial lottery.

Overall, I'm glad I read it.

A brilliant fresher for Gerber's business ethos

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Reviewed: 20-02-2017

What made the experience of listening to The E-Myth Seminar the most enjoyable?

I read 'E-myth revisited' (EMR) almost 10 years ago now. This seminar was seasoned with examples from the book, as well as new examples.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The final chapter. Introduced the concept of approaching the organisation as if it were a school (which I couldn't remember being part of EMR)

What about Michael E. Gerber’s performance did you like?

Very fresh and down to earth. Made some jokes (and laughed at a few of his own) which, to me, made the monologue more genuine.

Any additional comments?

Still deciding if the premise of the book is true in every case (in other words, can any organisation adopt the 'create a turnkey and sell it as a franchise' model).

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Easy listen. brilliant message.

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Reviewed: 03-03-2016

Amazing wrapper for so many sub-topics that I ponder, but never had the time to look into. Must-read for anyone in existing or new business.