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Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think
Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think
by Luke Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.98

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars no nonsense, 5 Nov 2011
A fairly decent inspirational read that once more confirms the old truism that in order to succeed in business you first have to go and do something and then pretty much keep doing one thing after another until you eventually make it.
In addition to that the book also contains some pretty good advice, imho, on where to look for money and about how it's always a bad idea to borrow money against your house. Another sensible piece of advice is that when you're just starting out perhaps the most sensible approach is to moonlight until your business starts making enough cash or at least until you're sure that it's already on the verge of generating steady cash flow.
I also liked the bit about the importance of execution. It's repeated throughout the book and for a good reason as there are probably hundreds of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs out there coming up with all sorts of ideas but never actually getting round to implementing those ideas.

If it's some sort of a revelation you're after this book is not for you, but truth be told there's probably nothing new in how to go about starting your own business, all the information has been known for centuries and this book just provides a good summary of it.

I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School
I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School
Price: 2.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars she still doesn't remember some of that stuff right, 1 Nov 2011
A fairly entertaining bathroom read thus a solid 3 stars however she spoiled the fun for me a bit when she started giving the summary for Catch 22, which just happens to be one of my favorite novels - Caroline Taggart says Catch 22 is about 'fighter pilots' but the book is about bomber crews!!! Or is it perhaps one of those fem things where they (women) occasionally sort of fail to see the difference between drastically different but traditionally/stereotypically 'male' things, like the difference between a bomber and a fighter, or between a shotgun and a rifle etc.? I thought were were supposed to be living in an emancipated equal rights society etc.
Anyway, I would still say that overall the book is fun to read.

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