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on 13 July 2012
I was advised to read Entrepreneur by a friend who had heard that I was starting up a website. I immediately bought the book and after a few chapters promptly bought 2 more copies for my co-directors. It is essential reading for anyone, like myself, starting up an online business; it is full of wonderful anecdotes and advice from successful business people who have gone down the same route and are willing to share their valuable experiences.

We all found it easy to read and not a dirge, like so many books of this ilk. The book is well researched, informative and with lots of sensible ideas and easy-to follow guide-lines. Having read it, we all felt inspired, encouraged and motivated. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to any burgeoning online entrepreneurs.
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on 7 June 2012
Of all the books on entrepreneurship, this is one of the best if not THE best to date. Terrific narrative following three protagonist entrepreneurs and their journey to build succesful businesses from inception, warts and all. Illuminating stories. Anybody at business school contemplating a start-up, or indeed 'mired' in making a succesful business must read this. Bill Murphy has produced a real classic. Both inspiring and informative. Difficult to put down.
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on 20 March 2013
A good blend of what makes entrepreneurs tick, based on case studies of real (not privileged elite) people. Admittedly they had the Harvard advantage but the thinking that Harvard generates came through in the book. I'm still reflecting on the learning but feel that this is probably the right direction for me but my eyes are now fully opened to the challenge.
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The Intelligent Entrepreneur is a book that teaches without calling itself a teacher. Prepare to become completely absorbed in the lives of three gutsy individuals who fought and fought again to make their dreams a reality. Read this book, and be inspired.
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on 19 March 2015
Inspiring. Closeup on people who has gone through the process and none of that light weight self help shortcut stuff. A reality check in book form.
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on 17 November 2015
brilliant!
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on 20 July 2011
The author analyzes the business experience of 3 graduates from Harvard Business School and in the following chapter draws conclusions and recommendations.
I found in this book some good, interesting material; most suggestions are good, some are new.
I found difficult to move my attention from a chapter about Marc, to Marla, to Chris, then to the chapter of rules, then again to a chapter about Marc, Marla, Chris.
The organization of the material could be better. For instance, I would put as first rule "Find a problem, then solve it", instead of "Make a commitment".
Many people start a business without having found a problem to solve, just with a solution, as the author writes about many dot.com entrepreneurs. It's better not to commit, if the problem is not worth of the effort.
There's a contradiction between the rule "You can't do it alone" and "You must do it alone", that follows.
I liked the last rule:"Play the game for life", with emphasis on changing the world, making a difference, instead of just accumulating money and expensive status symbols".
Books like these should come with a warning: "It's not enough to read this book, to become an intelligent entrepreneur. It takes years of experience, and you never stop learning".
Overall, this book is interesting and I recommend it, But it's not a substitute to real work, or an MBA from Harvard.
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on 16 April 2012
Whatever information is inside the book,it's not accessible at all. The theme stories are tedious; the book has no content apart from the eye catching headlines
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