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Choose Your Enemies Wisely

By: Patrick Bet-David,Greg Dinkin
Narrated by: Patrick Bet-David
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What’s the difference between your competitor and your enemy?

You know who your competitors are. You keep tabs on them regularly, and can list them calmly, along with their strengths and weaknesses.

But your enemies are a whole other matter. They’re the haters and the doubters who said you’d never make it, the ones who stomped on your dreams. When you think about your enemies, you get emotional. You feel like you won’t let anything—or anyone—stop you.

In Choose Your Enemies Wisely, Patrick Bet-David, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author, founder of Valuetainment, and host of The PBD Podcast, shows how to harness that emotion to turbocharge your business, dominate this year, and grow for generations after.

But first, you need to choose your enemies wisely.

Bet-David has spent years perfecting the system that led to the knockout success of his own financial services company. Now, Bet-David shares the secret behind this system: his 12 Business Building Blocks, which will teach you how to seamlessly blend emotion and logic in your business plan. Both a practical document for achieving goals and the fuel needed to fire up yourself and your team, this plan goes beyond the “how” and digs deeper into the “why”: not only how you’ll get funding, but why you need long-term vision; why you must build a culture that makes employees want to run through walls; why you have to know the enemy you’re out to prove wrong. Straightforward and simple, the steps in this book will lead you to move the levers that create exponential growth and lasting success.

Listen to Choose Your Enemies Wisely if you are a visionary, dreamer, and big thinker. Where you are now in your business journey doesn’t matter. By following Bet-David’s plan, you will set up your business for sustainable success and accomplish your most audacious goals.

* This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF that contains important visual aids from the book.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Patrick Bet-David and Greg Dinkin (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“While Choose Your Enemies Wisely is an excellent guide to creating a business plan that will accelerate your company’s success, it is also, at its core, an ode to American capitalism—and Bet-David is living proof that anyone can achieve their wildest dreams, with the right motivation.”—Ken Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot

"One of the best lessons my dad taught me is that 'adversity is a terrible thing to waste.' You can’t control what challenges life throws at you, but you can decide how you react to them, how you let them fuel you. In this inspiring book, Patrick Bet-David unpacks this idea brilliantly, and lays out a step by step path that will help you bring your business dreams to life."—Will Guidara, national bestselling author of Unreasonable Hospitality

"Patrick understands and can see the entire big picture, which very few can do. He is able to use that insight to inspire and motivate individuals to reach their highest goals."—Tommy Mottola, former Chairman and CEO of Sony Music

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Currently buying hard copies for my team and my mentors, best book possible to show you what you’re missing

Patrick is obviously an elite story teller and communicator, we all know that otherwise he wouldn’t have the following he does… however this book is more than just great story telling from his perspective….

This is the perfect book for anyone stuck in their journey not just in business but in reality this can apply to any endeavor you want to succeed in

I started my career on one side of the two halves described in the book and without realizing slowly shifted to the complete opposite and here I am now consciously recognizing it but now with clear steps to fix it

All of us fans appreciate the work you put in to educate the world Pat

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concise

I was able to recognise where I was in life and where I needed help. thank you

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Outstanding

PBD - Is a real one 10/10. He balances out emotion and logic and how to use both to win in life and business. His podcast is excellent as well.

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Proactive thinking

I love Patrick bet David narrating the book. I thought it was more from the heart. I liked that Patrick touched on the proactive thinking of any business. I have recently started a business, and this book has helped me think in different ways that I would usually think. 

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This Ausiobook in now in my top 10

Great listen, with insight after insight. PBD is a brilliant businessman and story teller, his passion and knowledge permeates your ears and mind. I listened to this audiobook 3 times back to back and took away something new every time. I have also bought a few copies of the hardcover to give to my inner circle. Highly recommend.

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Listened 3 times in a row about to start my 4th

If you feel directionless then boy will you like this, it fires you up as you’re listening to it - helps that PBD is a great speaker

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Business planning is essential

Planning your day, business, life is what's necessary to be the most successful you can be. I've learnt this listening to this book. I'm now ganna download the pdf and assess what skills I'll be building this year. Pat you've done it again 👏

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Practicality for those even outside the management sphere.

As a leader in school education, the lessons learnt here which may at first appear solely for the entrepreneur are so transferable to my realm. PBD's performance is humbling, yet convincingly tactile. A must for anyone looking to inspire and seek inspiration within the self. Simply brilliant!

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inspiring and jam packed with practical business planning

enjoyed this one thoroughly , buying next five moves immediately. love the idea of mixing emotion with logic.

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2+ hours in and can’t get into it

He’a basically selling himself in the book

I like Valuetainment, but since reading this book and part of his 5 steps book all the platforms are just smart sales tactics to sell himself. I think he’s making an example of what he can do to, you guessed it, sell himself.

I hope you enjoy the book, give it a try

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