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- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (14 Jun. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844566358
- ISBN-13: 978-1844566358
- Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 14.1 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,710,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book will inspire you to achieve great success (Philip Green, retail billionaire)
The voice of lucrative experience ( The Financial Times)
Budding entrepeneurs everywhere have been eagerly awaiting the release of Tycoon, and the book is certainly one they will treasure (The Herald)
Tycoon may just be the book that kickstarts the rest of your life (Sunday Business Post)
Dragon's Den star and now presenter of a new ITV show Tycoon, Peter Jones shows how to turn your business dreams into reality and learn how to make millions from your ideas. Read by the author.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I like Peter Jones from what I've seen on Dragons Den.
I really enjoy reading business books, having very recently read James Caan, Duncan Bannatyne, 3 Richard Branson books and the quite brilliant Felix Dennis' How to get Rich.
This book however left me feeling empty. With all of the aforementioned books I have looked forward to picking them back up again from the moment I put them down. Here though, I almost dreaded having to read it again.
It all comes down to one main thing. This doesn't feel like it's written by Peter Jones. It feels like it's written by a scholar, not an entrepreneur. And mostly, there's no personality that shines through in the writing. Simply bland.
I have about 30 pages left to read. Still not sure if I can face reading them.
If you want a business book and haven't read any of the ones mentioned above - pick them, not this.
I urge people to buy this. It will make your create your dreams
Don't waste your money. NOT recommended. I'm OUT.
As a result, it was less motivational that other 'success books' including the books by the other Dragons.
Both my wife and I run our own businesses, and got this book mainly to see if we could get some sort of insight into the mindset of someone who is patently very sucessful. No such luck. We both independently came to the same conculsion - waffle.
Apart from the lack of substance, it is a dreadfully boring book to read
This seems to me a cynical excercise in cashing in on Jones' public profile to fill hsi already overflowing piggy bank.
Don't bother - I'm sure there are better reads around.
Although Jones is clearly a very successful businessman he wasn't always that way and is very open about the fact that he has lost money before, to the point of sleeping in a friend's flat because he had nowhere else to call home.
The book touches on many aspects of running a business, especially a startup business, and in many ways could be seen as trying to put people off the idea. That is probably no bad thing, it is very hard work getting started - no paid holiday, no paid sickness, and ultimately no pay if things go wrong. Most people who want to simply turn up at work, do what they are told and collect the same paycheque every month regardless are not Tycoon material. Unfortunately many of those people would rather gripe and grouse about how unfair the world is than actually look at their own expectations. I guess it's easier to gripe and moan than actually take action.
It is good to see specific points being raised and direct questions asked - Jones challenges the reader to ask whether they are prepared for the inevitable sacrifices that running a business will require and, if they are not, suggests that now is not the time to attempt it.
While I agree with the earlier reviewer who said they might not invite the author around for tea I must admit I find myself intrigued by what makes him tick - enough to join him for a glass of wine if not for dinner!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Superb and honest book. Written in a very accessible style. Inspiring from the word go. We see the story of a man with more than just a desire for money. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jai
this was ever so boring. Didn't even finish it. Went to a charity shopPublished 7 months ago by kitten2206
Interesting! not a lot I can say as this is a personal choice plus I like Peter Jones , just happy with the purchase etcPublished 12 months ago by Geo