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The Art of the Start 2.0

Narrated by: Sean Mangan
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Art of the Start 2.0 is Guy Kawasaki's classic best-selling guide to launching and making your new product, service or idea a success. This new edition has been expanded to reflect the seismic changes in business over the last decade, in which once-invulnerable market leaders have struggled and many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper and more democratic.

Today, business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. Cloud computing makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture.

The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools. And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition.

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, own a business, or want to get more entrepreneurial within any organisation, this book will help you make your crazy ideas stick. It's an adventure that's more art than science - the art of the start.

©2015 Guy Kawasaki (P)2016 Bolinda

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No Fluff - Sage Like actionable advice

No Fluff - Sage Like actionable advice packed with examples from the real world all packaged wth a sense of humour 10/10

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Second half of the audibook is much better. Better information in my opinion. four stars

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More for a larger product business

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really. It's not for service based business

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A different narrator maybe but I didn't find the content inspiring. Depends what you're looking for.

What aspect of Sean Mangan’s performance might you have changed?

He's too proper. There were some funny moments in the book and I think his style made them funnier.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Not an easy listen for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-2019

A must-read for budding entrepreneurs

Super insightful book, covers just about everything you need to start “thinking” as an Entrepreneur.. the clear and concise way in which it’s read is also super helpful to easily digest the book..

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  • Aneki
  • 04-02-2017

Highly recommended

Fantastic book for anyone working on a startup. Just the startup book I was looking for!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-2020

A must read for any new Start Up!

A very practical and realist approach to starting up.
Highly recommend to anyone embarking on a new venture. Many valuable lessons from Guys to the point no nonsence approach. Very good read / listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-2020

Very insightful and hands-on practical advice

Awesome book and a must read for every (aspiring) entrepreneur. Contains a lot of practical and hands-on information, but be aware that because of Guy's background this is more geared towards tech startups.

The only thing that could be improved is if the chapters would also include titles, that would make it easier to find a, specific thing you are looking for.

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  • Steve Cesar
  • 02-03-2019

This book is essential for any aspiring entrepreneur

I have "read" a lot of books on audible about entrepreneurialism, starting companies and being successful, and yet this is the first book that I have ever listened to that made me feel without a doubt that this has been directed to and written solely for me.

Guy's mix of humour with painful truths had me hooked from the start, it has the right balance of everything and most definitely I will be listening to this book for many times to come.

And now I just need to go and put it all in to practice!

Truly grateful for this book!!

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  • Frédéric
  • 03-12-2017

Great listen!

Very good listen if you're interested in entrepreneurship and starting your own business. Definitely recommended!

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  • A W Smith
  • 30-06-2017

Relevant, honest and worth every penny!

After listening to this book I realised my deck was 30 slides to many and the proposition needed to be re-thought.. I recommend this book !