- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 458 KB
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wolfgang (2 Aug. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005IHWAEO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,133,138 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Empire: How to Succeed with Nothing but Passion, Great Ideas and a Wealthy Family Kindle Edition
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I've always enjoyed Brendan's humour, and it's followed through with a tornado in Empire. If Richard Branson, Bono, The Queen and Barack Obama all shared a god-child, Lucien Dunlop Fantasia would be him. Able to buy anything (and I mean anything) at a whim, or brunching with celebrities you've forgotten about (but are still super famous), mixed with a penchant for hover boards and scented reading pillows, he's done it. Lucien goes through life learning lessons from investing in ridiculous businesses to spending time in jail to drug-binges beyond compare, finally ending up in the great world of advertising, successfully selling denim fridge jackets, dildo alarm clocks and Ouma rusks. Okay I lied about the rusks, but I'm sure he had a hand in that too.
An absolutely hilarious and engaging book about the utmost extreme edge of where life could be, with a few great gems hidden inside. My favourite: "Water always picks the shortest route to flow downhill. Water may be lazy, but it's also powerful. Find this balance."
One thing I do think is that, looking at the cover, a lot of people will think that this is an actual business book, and not a parody - this could work against him, however I hope it doesn't, it really is a long time since I've laughed out loud reading.