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What It Takes

Narrated by: Mark Bouris
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
4.5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Mark Bouris shows you how to garner your strengths in order to be successful on your own terms in both life and work. What It Takes is a fresh look at the things that really drive people to get what they want from their working lives: things like purpose, commitment and relentless hard work.  

What It Takes will challenge you to decide what you want to achieve in your working life and inspire you to do it. It will remind you that whatever path you travel in your professional life, a sense of purpose is a strength that triumphs over all others. Mark Bouris provides no-nonsense, no-holds-barred advice on everything from having the right attitude to facing the tough questions and finding the answers. Anyone wanting to take the next step in their working lives will benefit from the experience of a man whose long career has included life as a professional, entrepreneurial business builder, company director, university lecturer, public speaker and mentor. 

Whether you're a school leaver or a parent of one, a midlevel manager or a high-flying executive; whether you're switching careers or wanting to grow your business, What It Takes is an inspirational and practical guide to achieving what you want on your own terms.

©2013 Mark Bouris (P)2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd

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Im not being paid, but it's gonna sound like it!

Extremely good!
Detailed road map for business from conception to sale and everything in between. Best business book I've read.
The best way I can explain it is, how 'The Barefoot Investor' book became my bible for setting up my Plan B, this will now be my bible for pursuing my Plan A.
If you are considering going into business ownership, its a must read.

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Telling it Straight

Typical Mark Bouris. loved it gave plenty of insight plenty of different options to look at or consider sounds like Mark was talking directly to me!!

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Once again Mark has hit another home run!!

Mark has this way of story telling, with his podcasts, social and this too. You feel the passion throughout the book of a man who isn’t afraid to tell you the hard truths of business but in a way that excites you. Thank you!


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Some great parts and some not so great

Overall a great book but you dont have to work yourself to death to succeed especially with all the recent science about the dangers of not getting enough sleep. Is having a great business worth shaving 20 years of your life away?

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Great Insight From The Mentor

Mark Bouris gives a wonderful insight into the qualities required to run a business & stay in business. His passion and drive to succeed flows out in his commentary in this book.
Listening to Mark has provided me with new ides & a renewed enthusiasm to drive my business to the next level, great listening.

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Great stuff, no fairytails.

A penny saved is a penny earnt. Anything worth doing is worth doing now. Quotes to remember.

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Must read for non Business persons

Must read for non Business persons contemplating to venture in a new world of Entrepreneurship