- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion; 2nd Edition edition (4 Aug. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091939925
- ISBN-13: 978-0091939922
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Botty's Rules: 29 Success Secrets From the UK Entrepreneur Who's Been There and Done it... Paperback – 4 Aug 2011
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"What I loved about this book is that there’s no namby pamby fluffy stuff. It’s real practical business advice with simple ideas that you can put into action. ?Through telling his own story Nigel cuts to the chase and challenges your thinking as a business owner and helps you focus on the right things. I not only learnt loads–I enjoyed it too." (David Gough, Broyce Control, Wolverhampton)
"The “Botty Rules is like an entire Business School in one volume. Real practical advice from someone who has been there and done it. I learnt soooooooooo much. It was a kick up the ass as well!" (David Costa, Flowers Unlimited, Brighton)
"If you’re in business you’d be stupid not to read “The Botty Rules”. It’s inspirational, educational and bloody useful. Loved it." (David Robinson, Up the Garden Path, Lichfield)
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Top Customer Reviews
Extracting the line of American self-help dogma (which the Bottster translates reasonably well into English) there are some good messages both as to your own business and as to why franchises are as they are. There is also a lot that many will bridle at, and many will embrace. Little of it is going to be original to the habitual reader of business books but we are not the target audience. It is not a polished business book such as David Maister would produce but the message is broadly the same. Good tip about Google Places which reminded me of another undone task.
Highly recommend the Botty Rules. If you only take on board just a couple of things he talks about, it'll make a positive difference to your business.
This book has clearly been written for the very uninformed business person. In my opinion, anyone giving this book 4 or 5 stars on this site is either a friend of Mr Botty's, or a very deluded or naive business person.
Throughout this book Nigel Botterill tells you how wonderful he is at business and marketing, giving the most ridiculous commonsense advice.
After a career in Barclays Bank on a good 6-figure income he tells you how he initially struggled as a marketing consultant aiming to make just £20,000 per month, until his wife came up with some hideous venture of selling parish/community magazines. The rest is about his rags to riches story ... yawn.
If you are one of those people who are looking to operate a franchise business then this may be just the book you are looking for - you and Nigel may make a great team.
I think this book will be of some help to the really incompetent and deluded business people who know nothing about operating and growing a business, but otherwise, please do not stroke Nigel's ego and please avoid wasting your money on this dreadful book.
You will learn nothing new, its packed with obvious comments and unsubstantiated claims, Even the authors credentials seem more than a bit freelance. Do a Google search for the author and see if you can find any proof...you might spend hours sifting through claims he has extorted money from naive victims! Finally, I found this book to be a total failure as a "literary guide to success". However, it did find a use in my house as a door stop, a function I found it fulfilled more than adequately. That really is the only compliment I can pay to this utter drivel.
And I have to say it really blew my mind - from a little Botty idea to a Botterhill way of thinking outside the box to make this man and his family "really happen"
Gives some amazing tips and to see someone going through the mistakes over the years to a successful man - there's hope for all of us!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Niger Botterill is fantastic. I owe the past 6 years of trading in business to Niger and his fantasia work at the Entrepreneurs Circle. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chantalle Coombes
A great read using real life stories to explain the Botty rules!! I'm now going to read his other books!Published 7 months ago by Claire
Didn't manage to get into this, found it boring and self obsessed.Published 14 months ago by Mr. Sj Massey
I really love this book it has some great information and easy to understand and implement tips and to help any one to improe there business prospects and strategy for the long... Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2015 by Cosmetics Discounts
Absolutely ridiculous hyped up drivel. How anyone finds this book to be inspiring in any way shape or form are clearly deluded in the common sense gene. Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2015 by Mandy
Reading this book is like eating a Krispy Kreme donut... you never want it to end.Published on 1 Nov. 2014 by Andy
Really useful book. Very much 'dip-in and get ideas/inspiration' sort of reading. You could read it cover-to-cover religiously, but just reading any of it can help give you a more... Read morePublished on 31 July 2014 by fotherington-tomas
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