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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (28 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753539993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753539996
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The must-read book for every entrepreneur at all stages of business building, particularly before big ideas are launched." (James Caan, founder and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw)

"Definitely a book for those serious about achievement. Clear, direct and inspiring. Just do it and reap the rewards." (Richard Denny, author of Selling to Win)

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Eight steps to business success from the millionaires' mentor

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I really could not put this book down. From the very start I was really interested in the stories the author tells about her journey. The really great thing about this book is that it is separated into 2 parts. Part I gives you all the strategies and techniques, whilst Part II gives you the chance apply them to your life. This is a live and dynamic book which gives any business owner the chance to re-group, reflect and push their business forward.Do It! or Ditch It
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How many ideas do you have every day? One, Two? or more than that? And how many actually become things that you get around to doing anything about? I suspect that most new business ideas stay in the head of the entrepreneur who thought of them, never to be unleashed on the marketplace.

This idea generation is not a bad thing, but it can be wasteful. After all if you're thinking about the next possible grand leap for your business, you're not thinking about the here and now which might be just as productive. What is needed is a way to spring clean your mind and focus on the activities that are going to make a tangible difference.

Although the focus that readers will infer from this book is one of economics and of business, the concepts provided will work in any area of life where indecision is rife. The important thing is getting into the mindset of making a worthwhile decision that will help you.

The value in this book is its interactive nature. There are sheets that have to be filled in that will hopefully disgorge a plan of action, or in comparison, a certainty that your idea was never going to work. This book is more of a workbook than a typical business book. This is to Bev James's credit. The whole focus on the book is to energise the reader into doing the stuff that is worth doing, and ditching the stuff that will only distract you.

Do it or Ditch it, is a call to arms for the post-recession world. There are many things that you can do, but the important thing is to find that thing that you know you can do. Only this will enable us all to be successful and to benefit from our decisions.

With its red, black and white branding, this is a book that wants to be noticed. There is no danger of ignoring its content as well. Bev James has written a book to clear the cobwebs out of your brain, to allow you to concentrate on the things that you are actually going to get around to do
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I must admit that I was a little skeptical about this book. Would it be all hype? There are so many 'guru's' telling us how to create a successful business and most have left me wanting answers to questions and explanation as to the HOW. This book is different. Bev's no nonsense style is refreshing. There is real knowledge and practical advice on every page. It is logical, easy to read and importantly easy to put into practice. The additional free down loads and free profiling report are great 'extras'and very useful to help get your business on the right track.
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Fantastic book that gives hands-on advice how to just do it. Very inspirational and definitely gives you the itch to start up your own business.The advice is very structured and not only tells you what to do but also what not to do. The online resources supplement the reading and makes it more interactive. Would recmoned this book for someone thinking or in early stages of a start up.
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The good:
There is certainly much sense in analyzing your own behavior and motivation before launching a business idea. Your idea may be great, but if you lack the needed personality traits or the perseverance, failure is as likely with a good as with a poor business idea. This book stresses that. It does not give much insight into the 'how' of starting your business, but its focus on the 'why' sets it apart from other books.
This book also unintentionally proves that a less-than-perfect product can still sell, if supported by sufficient marketing effort. I'll be kind and count that as one of its qualities.

The bad:
The author is a so-called neuro-linguistic programming master, i.e. one of many varieties of quacks, and uses an annoying style of writing. For example, the title of the book is repeated throughout the work with capitals an astonishing number of times. Add to that many acronyms for the sake of acronyms - typical of `guru talk'- and you end up with a pretty annoying style. The overall result is that, as a reader, I felt like being continuously shouted at, or brainwashed with doublespeak, which I suppose is part of being neuro-linguistically programmed.
To make things worse, the author's early life and rather pedestrian business achievements, which she spends considerable time proudly recounting, are boring and uninspiring. The pages where she actually endeavors to provide tangible advice, or useful checklists, are often led-in by unnecessary build-up, hyping how "incredibly powerful" her next tool is going to be. If, like me, you dislike authors who overuse superlatives to sell their often trivial insights, this book will not be an easy read.
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It is utterly bizarre how anyone can think that this book is anything but utter trash.

The 'author' has no decent professional experience, 'writes' continuous obvious statements and is attempting to sell snake oil.

Please someone show me a decent and original idea is this 'book'.

The five pages of 'endorsements' and the support of that high level intellectual James Caan say it all.

Absolutely unbelievable.
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