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5.0 out of 5 stars I wish he'd written this 5 years ago.
An excellent book by Mr B. Every word is true, no nonsense and clearly spells out the steps you need to take OR NOT when setting up a business.
Having just buried my first business I wish I had had it 5 years ago. Lessons I have learnt the hard way are spelt out here and should be heeded.
While giving every encouragement to the budding small business...
Published on 3 Sep 2008 by A. C. Shaw
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm Out
I find this book rather hypocritical considering the persona that Duncan displays whilst on Dragon's Den.
"Anyone can do it"..."Wake up and change your life"... are these really the words of the same person who slumps in his chair and shakes his head from side to side when an enthusiastic entrepreneur pitches their dream to him? If only the "dragons" were as rich in...
Published 20 months ago by Hugh Jarse
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, really gets you thinking.,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Paperback)This book really does give ideas to anyone wanting to start their own buisness. An easy read with plenty of food for thought,
1.0 out of 5 stars a little dissapointing,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Paperback)Sometimes when you read a book about getting rich, changing your life etc. you get the impression that the writer's only goal is to get rich himself by selling the book, or to change his life through the book... Well this book is such a copy.
4.0 out of 5 stars good guide, expected miracle though ;),
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Kindle Edition)Well the author gives plently of advice and I really liked the way he put it, but obviously I expected miracle to happen at the end of my reading. Immediately. Well it didn't :) . However it put my mind in some sort of new direction, so I judge my ideas, new information , etc through the ideas and advices from this book. To me it really does help to shape your mindset in a way that you start to understand what is 'right' and 'wrong' about starting up your business . What's more important it helps to get rid of potentially useless or even rubbish ideas which would otherwise cost lots of time, money and efforts.
4.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth business book.,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Paperback)Duncan Bannatyne is one of those people you either love or hate. A harsh, hard nosed businessman that doesn't suffer fools gladly, but when you delve deeper, you realise he is a self made man that has spotted opportunities and acted on them.
Without spoiling the read for anyone, Duncan's 'career' started off with him being dishonourably discharged from the Navy at an early age. From there he goes to eventually becoming a multi millionaire. This book isn't a guide to 'get rich quick' schemes, it isn't a high powered motivational bible, nor is it pure autobiography. What it does teach, is that spotting opportunities and acting on them can be a very rewarding experience.
The book is full of contributions from other well known business people and is a relaxed, easy going guide to delving into the world of business and becoming an entrepreneur. I wouldn't say this book on its own will change your life, as that takes effort on your own part, but is shows how Duncan with little money, not much education and with not much help from the financial institutions overcame those constraints to become one of the countries best known businessmen.
5.0 out of 5 stars biography,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Hardcover)excellent reading,had a quick view as this is a present,very happy.he will be over the moon to get this as a present.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book for learning how to start a business,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Kindle Edition)This book is great for telling the reader exactly how start their first business and the pitfalls to watch out for. Duncan bannatyne breaks down the different aspects of running a business in easy to understand sections and tells of the pitfalls that he has come across as serial entrepreneur. I would recommend this book to any one who is serious about starting their own business.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wake Up and Change Your Life,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Paperback)A great common sense book, a step by step. Like his time in the Den Bannatyne cuts through all the waffle and straight to the nitty gritty of setting up your own business. He's direct and unapologetic about how he views the `Founder(s)' of a new enterprise. He knows what you will think before you think it. He knows how to highlight your weaknesses and how to teach you to recognise your strengths.
If you're planning on setting up your own business for the first time you MUST read this it will save you a lot of time. For those of you who have gone through this process many times this could be the answer to some of those nagging fears and unanswered questions. Just brilliant, and it makes you admire the man even more.
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad i bought it,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Paperback)Having read quite a few books on this subject i found this one to be most down to earth whilst being concise.
5.0 out of 5 stars one-stop source for help,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Paperback)I was curious enough to shell out for this. It's a good tutorial. Focuses on less well known features of becoiming a mogul.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here...,
This review is from: Wake Up and Change Your Life (Paperback)I woke up and decided to change my life by not buying any more of this drivel. Book 999 out of a seemingly endless series that anyone with an ounce of common sense could figure out. Avoid.
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Wake Up and Change Your Life by Duncan Bannatyne (Paperback - 3 Aug 2009)