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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 6 October 2012
I was recommended this book (can't remember who by), and was told you need to get past the first 70 or so pages to find the real diamonds in it. That is absolutely true, the beginning waffles on -don't let that put you off, but once past it, you get some real actionable stuff that will really help you if you are in business for yourself or are looking to get weathly by starting your own business (if the latter, then you will get invaluable advice on what type of business to choose)

I read a lot of business/personal development books, and I consider it a successful purchase if I learn one thing that makes me money. This book has got a ton of ideas that I plan to action, that will make a lot of money and save from mistakes.

Don't be put off by the cheesey title or odd negative review, if you don't see the value in this book after reading it then you are definitely a "slow laner". I would add it's more for entrepreneurs than Harvard MBA managers etc, so if you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a money maker, etc then this is a must.

By the way, I rarely write reviews because very little inspires me to, these days, so the fact I've bothered to in this case is endoresement enough!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2012
If you have any entrepreneurial bone in your body, then you cannot pass-up this book. Unlike conventional guru-type self-help authors, there is a strong level of in-your-face honesty that almost cries out as a warning to those who have started a business for all the wrong reasons.

MJ Demarco doesn't want you to fail. He spells out the reasons why, by dividing the haves and the have-nots into easy to read sections and catchy categories that stick. Sidewalk, Slowlane, Fastlane are brilliant terms, especially as he has a "fast car" theme running throughout the book.

He balances his critique by giving you insightful commentary and formula as to what works businesses work in the Fastlane and why. His language is direct - like that of a football coach or a drill sergeant - and never gets into jargon nor does he keep you in ambiguous suspense with vague 'feel good' concepts like 'visualise your goals' or 'turn your passion into income'. He is dead against it, and for those entrepreneurs still trying to achieve success, I think this is a breath of fresh air.

Quite frankly, over a weekend, his formula even changed my own business plan for one of my projects as I realised by applying his methodology that I was locking myself into the Slowlane. For that, the price of this book (Kindle Edition) has literally just paid for itself.

And for those thinking it's an up-sell... there was nothing at the end of this book. No video or extra lesson. Sure there is the forum, but it's free (which I've joined). I have 2 business plans in place that I've redesigned to be Fastlane compliant.

Demarco is the new Branson.
Millionaire Fastlane is the most vital business/entrepreneur book for 2012 and beyond.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2013
This book is simply brilliant, a must read.

There are some stellar must have business books that I have read; like the 4hr Work Week, Built to Sell, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Business Model Generation to name a few ... all of which an aspiring entrepreneur must own. The Millionaire FastLane completes the look.

I stumbled upon this book at precisely the right moment. I was about to enrol for freelance copywriting, which pays cents per word. Many copywriters will struggle to write 1,000 words a day, and at 20 cents a word, that is $200 a day max. One would need 10 such assignments a month just to earn $2,000. It's not only hard to get the assignment, it also takes a lot of energy to do the writing. And you must stay fit to do the job. It's a raw deal that won't get you anywhere fast.

The philosophy that DEMARCO advocates is a powerful philosophy. It might not be new, it might have been touched on by some other authors but it is truly powerful all the same. Either, I spent years toiling as a freelance copywriter trading time for money and seeking income, or I adopt Demarco's methods and seek freedom. In the copywriting example, the people on the Fast Lane are the middlemen who pay copywriters 20 cents a word, and charge the client God knows how much. Which side should I be on, a freelance copywriter or a middleman? This insight alone is worth the price of the book.

The negative reviews (i.e. any review below 5 star) are wrong, misleading and discouraging to readers seeking valuable education. People are entitled to their views but it's disheartening to see someone knocking such great work. Of course we have to accept that some reviewers already know a lot about the subject, even as much or more than the author; but those reviewers should also appreciate that there are millions of us who could significantly benefit from the Millionaire FastLane.

To the reviewer who claims the author is a wannabe, the author's success is in itself an ineffective way of assessing the value of the author's message. Anyone who has read books on Real Estate knows that Donald Trump's books are clearly not the best out there, despite him being the most successful of the authors on the subject. No real estate investor can replicate the environment in which Trump made his billions, and the luck he had in the process. Yet there are thousands of examples to back up DEMARCO'S philosophy - look no further than Amazon itself!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This book may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is for me. Skipping over the bits about what you what you shouldn't do is easy, and once you find the real fastlane ideas then you soon pick up on them for personal use. Alright, the author goes on about giving up what you are doing and starting a business and this may seem pretty basic, but it is the way it is delivered that makes it work.

If you are of an entrepreneurial mind set then this is the book for you, but if you are a tomorrow person then forget it. It does take a positive belief system to go along with the content, and well worth it. Getting from what is termed as the sidewalk to the fastlane is achieved through life lessons, and the author is very good at putting these across. Something important to remember when reading this is that if you are not prepared to apply effort in this arena of success achievement then go for something more basic, like an extra pillow!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2015
I liked the practicality and simple yet direct language of the book. It's not a self help book, but rather a manual on how to uncover real wealth, which is to have great relationships, staying healthy and freedom. Freedom to choose. Get this book and you won't be disappointed.
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on 20 August 2013
I first read this book in 2011 and I've recently read it again.

While "gimmicks" are usually manufactured, the segmented and grouped "laws" DeMarco describes, and even the chess analogy fit perfectly.

When I read what he says, I see what my competitors are doing and how other people (and myself) are already doing these things that I had not noticed or fully understood before.

I think the most important lesson is about the Law Of Effection.

I've been in business for 3 years and this book has plenty to offer, it forces you to take notes of what to apply to your own business as you progress through the book.

I've read 100+ business books and this is quite honestly the best business guide for anyone wanting to start, or has recently started a business.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2015
I know what you are thinking the title is horrible, that's exactly what I thought but so done recommended it to me and I thank god for that, this big will get you off your backside and get you into gear. Thank you MJ
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on 3 March 2015
This book contains a lot of useful food for thought - many of the concepts (time is the only true currency) you may have stumbled upon on your own - I have - but there is a lot of other useful advice that is less obvious. The book starts slowly and really gets into it's stride in the middle third. Not everyone will enjoy the road / driving analogy and sometimes it can seem a bit forced, but it helps to get the point across in an easy to understand way and make it fairly memorable. I would recommend this to anyone thinking about starting a business where the primary goal is to make enough money to retire within 5-10 year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2014
Logical. Interesting. Fantastic. Avoid this book at your peril, it's completely on the money. DeMarco gives a no BS approach that really cuts through the c**p spouted by other books.
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on 23 March 2015
Refreshingly different from many of these type of books, though his prose could have been pruned slightly, he does over-emphasis the same point a little too repetitively here and there, and the chess-playing metaphor towards the end is clumsy and forced.

However at the end of the day you still have to have the business idea yourself, and work your little socks off to make it to the 'fastlane'. As much as he encourages you to do this and lays it down straight that this is no easy '4-hour week' ride, there are few clues as to where you could actually create a 'fastlane' business.
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