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  • 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
  • By: Mike Michalowicz
  • Narrated by: Mike Michalowicz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

"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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok, has some good points

  • By Econcleaning on 03-03-2016

Practical, Realistic, Achievable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-2018

This is a very good book on business. There are so many other business books out there which all say the same thing. It was nice to read something new and refreshing for one. Thanks Michael. I won’t try to spell your surname :)

  • David and Goliath

  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw. Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gladwell does it again!

  • By salma on 01-03-2018

Interesting Perspective

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-2017

Overall a good book. Great basis developed through interesting examples, although I thought it did go off on a random tangent at points which felt disconnected from the main point. Civil rights to 3 strike laws was a big jump and whilst I understood this, it wasn't the most natural mix.

Having said that I enjoyed the book and was a fascinating insight into education, work and how people can approach asymmetric situations in an inventive way.

  • Disrupted

  • Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Insight to A Juvenile & Toxic World

  • By Xcursion on 24-04-2017

A Great Insight to A Juvenile & Toxic World

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-2017

A really interesting and insightful dive into a murky world filled with incompetent idiots. I found it fascinating, disturbing and madding all at the same time. How can anyone invest in these hairbrained Ponzi schemes? So many of these startups are just built on nothing but hot air with the immoral aim of building up the value and escaping before it all implodes.

One of the best books I've listened to this year!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,474

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

An Awesome History

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-2016

This is a fantastic history of early Australia. A wonderful and humorous history, which has changed my mind on the early days of Australia and the foundations of our nation. A rolling tale of a penal colony (hahaha yeah I said penal), whose economy was based on rum! Without a doubt that's one hell of a recipe for disaster! Convicts, soldiers, an unusually high number of seamstresses and a hospital known as the slaughterhouse all paid for with Rum, make for a great story! One of the best books I've come across.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Entrepreneur Revolution

  • How to Develop Your Enterpreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The world is embarking on a new age: the age of the entrepreneur, the agile small business owner, the flexible innovator. The days of the industrial age are over. It’s time to break free from the industrial revolution mind-set, quit working so hard, follow your dream and make a fortune along the way. The slow dinosaurs of the industrial age are being outpaced by fast-moving start-ups, ambitious small businesses, and technological innovators. Entrepreneur Revolution is a master-class in gaining an entrepreneurial mind-set, showing you how to change the way you think, the way you network, and the way you make a living.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Full of self-congratulatory fluff

  • By Paul Pichugin on 09-12-2017

Great Guide

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-2016

Really good overview of the opportunities available to people who are motivated and passionate about doing something they love.

Really enjoyed listening to the book.

  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and - most important of all - find greater happiness and peace of mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this with a pen at the ready

  • By Rebecca on 01-02-2018

Very Interesting Book!

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-2016

Great content. Examples were good. Helps refocus you on goals and actually just doing something nice to make others feel good, making u feel good.