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Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Enterpreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works
Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Enterpreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works
Offered by Audible Ltd

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some great ideas and strategies to turn your dreams into reality, 24 Oct. 2016
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This is a really interesting and helpful book. Daniel starts off with sharing his insights about how 'Workers', with their roots in the industrial revolution and conditioned by today's society, can break free. His argument is based around technology and convergence (where technologies bump into each other), for example the relatively new market for reading or listening to books on a smart phone, tablet or PC. I was surprised that the fax machine wasn't on his historical list. I found this section a bit tongue in cheek as I can never see a time when goods are not manufactured and it's difficult to automate everything, so workers will be required.

I nearly stopped reading it, but I'm so glad I didn't as from this point on the book got better and better.

Daniel then moves on explain how we can take advantage of this revolution and covers the psychology of Entrepreneurship; monkey brains and the like, which is interesting but has been done to death elsewhere.

He then describes business strategies which are straightforward. These made a great deal of sense to me. The gist of it is that for a business to become really valuable it has to be scaleable. This is the ability to grow exponentially and not be restricted to a small geographic market, so that the business has the ability to grow and grow without the owner being present. If you have ever watched 'Dragon's Den', you will know exactly what I mean. Daniel describes how this can be achieved in a very practical and straightforward manner.

This is a well written and thought out book, full of great ideas that most business people could put into practice straight away, and that to me is the strength and value in Daniel's writing. I particularly like his section about business maxims; a common sense version of vision and mission if you like. They are designed to keep the entrepreneur and team on the same page, going in the same direction.

I LOVED No 1. “You get what you pitch for...and you are always pitching”. It initially sounds too simple and a bit flim flam, but Daniel gets under skin of it. If you say something for long enough you will eventually believe it and those around you will pass comment to support it. So beware, because you will get what you pitch for, so better to be a glass half full kind of person!

To summarise, a very straightforward and inspiring book, written in a very conversational style. If you want to start (or develop) your own business, then I would urge you to read it, as it will stop you falling down some of the business potholes that can entrap you and give you some great direction. I'm 100% confident that any budding entrepreneurs reading Entrepreneur Revolution will find Daniel's thoughts of great value in supporting their journey. Oh, and I marked it with 4 rather than 5 stars because I nearly stopped reading it after the first section - I’m so glad that I kept going!


Guitarology: Clip-on Guitar Tuner (includes Battery & Instructions) (Black)
Guitarology: Clip-on Guitar Tuner (includes Battery & Instructions) (Black)
Offered by Ukulology
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 28 Feb. 2016
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Works really well, easy to use. You just have to be careful that it's set to the instrument you wish to tune (the text is quite small for those with less than 20:20 vision)


Daffodil ULT180 - USB Desk Light - Flexible Gooseneck Reading Lamp - Powered by USB Port or 3 x AAA (Not inc.) (Black)
Daffodil ULT180 - USB Desk Light - Flexible Gooseneck Reading Lamp - Powered by USB Port or 3 x AAA (Not inc.) (Black)

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact and flexible lamp, 21 Oct. 2015
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Useful little lamp which I bought for the magnifying lens in the top. Did the job I wanted it for and power from either batteries or USB cable was a bonus


KiwiBird® NEW 8 pin 5-in-1 Digital Camera Card Reader with 130mm Convenient Cable for Apple iPad 4/ iPad Air/ iPad mini/ iPad mini 2 with Retina Display | Supports Micro SD(TF)/ SDHC/ Mini SD/ MS DUO (SONY)/ MMC/ M2 Card | Supports MPEG-4/H.264 Videos and JPEG/RAW Photos [12-Month Warranty]
KiwiBird® NEW 8 pin 5-in-1 Digital Camera Card Reader with 130mm Convenient Cable for Apple iPad 4/ iPad Air/ iPad mini/ iPad mini 2 with Retina Display | Supports Micro SD(TF)/ SDHC/ Mini SD/ MS DUO (SONY)/ MMC/ M2 Card | Supports MPEG-4/H.264 Videos and JPEG/RAW Photos [12-Month Warranty]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quick way to import images onto my iPad mini, 25 May 2015
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I bought this reader as I whilst I was on holiday, I wanted to upload images from my compact camera onto my iPad mini and hence up to iCloud to back them up.
Everything went to plan, the reader worked perfectly - rapidly transferring the images and short videos on the card. Neither here nor there but an Apple dialogue box kept popping up saying it was, 'An unknown device' (from memory), but a click and this was gone and it didn't effect how it worked. The unit appears well made, with a solid plastic housing and good quality cable and lightning connector.
Does what I bought it for very well indeed, so recomended.


Denim Blue Anti-DVT FLIGHT SOCKS Travel socks
Denim Blue Anti-DVT FLIGHT SOCKS Travel socks
Offered by W Brewin & Co Ltd
Price: £3.45

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 22 Feb. 2015
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My ankles can swell a little so bought these for a flight. As it is going to be a long one thought I'd try them out for a day to see how comfortable they are. The answer is 'Very'. Wore them from 7.00am to 10.30pm and despite the extra pressure they were very snug and comfortable and as a result have bought another pair!


Auraglow Remote Control Colour Changing 5 Meter 300 LED RGB 5050 Tape Strip Light Complete Kit
Auraglow Remote Control Colour Changing 5 Meter 300 LED RGB 5050 Tape Strip Light Complete Kit

5.0 out of 5 stars Effective and simple to instal, 21 Jan. 2015
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Nice and bright, easy to fix and lots of colour choices. Great product


Win!: How to Succeed in the New Game of Business
Win!: How to Succeed in the New Game of Business
by Roger Harrop
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with practical, insightful ideas, written from experience and a common sense viewpoint, 14 Oct. 2014
Roger’s new book describes a range of hi-tech activity, that any organisation can implement, to save time and improve the customer experience. All combined with solid business principals that work, no flimflam anywhere.

“Sell to people who’ve got money” say’s Roger. It might sound obvious, but it’s a question that so many sales people forget to ask during the Sales Process and waste huge amounts of time as a result. There are lots of other gems like this, which will instantly get you thinking about how you can improve your business.

If you are uncertain about something within your business, or simply want a sanity check on what you are doing, don’t hesitate - buy this book right now.


Fusion: The New Way of Marketing
Fusion: The New Way of Marketing
by David Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A no nonsense approach to understanding the power of Social Media, 8 Mar. 2012
This is a very helpful book. In a refreshingly easy to read manner, it covers the Social Media journey describing what it is and how it relates to marketing activity for Small to Medium size businesses. And it achieves this in a practical and easily understandable way, so that the reader can quickly grasp the most important points.

I really liked the straightforward approach. No attempt is made by the authors to hide behind `Jargon' or `Science' - they tell it how it is. This means that the reader can instantly assess, how the many ideas the authors cover, could be applied to their business or organisation. Each chapter has action points, to also help you achieve this.

About the only thing I didn't like was the lack of an index in the back, which for reference and planning would be really helpful when referring back to specific Social Media activities and topics.

To sum up, if you want an academic book covering the theory and science of Social Media, then this isn't really for you. But, should you wish a book that over the space of a couple of hours reading that can give you an excellent grounding in this topic and provide lots of practical and creative ideas that you can apply to what you do, then buy it, you won't be disappointed.


The Island of Music
The Island of Music
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended, 28 Nov. 2011
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This is a beautifully crafted short story written with care, compassion and love. John paints a vivid and imaginative picture with the words he uses which, having read the book in one sitting, left me in a calm and reflective mood. Very enjoyable.


Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn: An Unofficial, Step-by-Step Guide to Creating & Implementing Your LinkedIn Brand - Social Networking in a Web 2.0 World
Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn: An Unofficial, Step-by-Step Guide to Creating & Implementing Your LinkedIn Brand - Social Networking in a Web 2.0 World
by Neal Schaffer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.78

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LinkedIn - get a 12 month head start making it work for you, 12 Jan. 2010
Neal Schaffer is one of those rare and talented people who has the ability to get to grips with a subject, take it apart piece by piece and then reassemble it, so that it is easy for everyone to understand. So when I got hold of a copy of his new book, I was absolutely delighted.

In, "Understanding, Leveraging and Maximising LinkedIn", he takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Social Media Networking in general and LinkedIn in particular.

Before reading Neal's book, I did struggle with LinkedIn and found it difficult to get to grips with. For me, it was just like IKEA flat packed furniture. Fantastic end result, but the journey to build it was a complete nightmare, because the instructions (if I could find them) were all written in `Klingon'.

Neal's book unpacks this completely and is like a breath of fresh air.

He starts by recommending that users set a strategy and objectives they want to achieve through LinkedIn, as this will drive how they use it. In his case, Neal's approach is `Windmill Networking'.

Let me explain this. Imagine your network is a power grid with all your contacts connected to it represented as Windmills. Each Windmill can either generate and put power into the grid, or receive and take power from it - a two way flow.

The concept being that the more networking help you provide, the more opportunity and help for you will also be generated. And along the way you project yourself as personable and true to yourself, so even in a virtual world you come across as a real human being.

Also, as a LION or LinkedIn Open Networker, Neal is willing to connect with people that he doesn't personally know, yet has a business commonality with to build his network.

These are the two main strategies that drive his approach to LinkedIn and he has been very successful achieving his goals, with over 17,000 relevant contacts and considerable business success, at the last count.

And this book is absolutely packed with his wisdom, learned through `trial and error' and is the story of his journey thus far.

Through practical, step-by-step examples, Neal shows us how to:

- set accounts up
- understand the LinkedIn search facility
- understand what is needed to create effective profiles
- differentiate yourself by creating your own LinkedIn Brand
- invite others to link with you, avoiding the deadly `Do Not Know' (DNK) response
- use Groups, Questions and Answers to network
- use Applications
- avoid LinkedIn's hidden traps such as restrictions on invitations

He also explores the recruitment side of LinkedIn, which is a major part. However, he is the first to admit that this isn't an area of prime importance to him, so there is less practical help in this section.

All in all, this is a fabulous book for anyone that wants to get the best out of LinkedIn. It will save you hours of time. As a practitioner, Neal has painstakingly worked out all the short cuts to getting the very best out of LinkedIn, so his advice works and is worth its weight in gold. And all these `nuggets' relate to the free aspects of LinkedIn, he's not a paid subscriber!

What he says makes absolute sense, because he `Walks the Talk'. He avoids jargon (except ironically in the book's title) and has a relaxed and easy to read writing style, which means it is very easy to grasp quickly and put what he is saying into action.

Whether you are a LinkedIn beginner, or have been using it for a while, but not quite got to grips with its functionality, then I would highly recommend this book as an effective way to get the best out of LinkedIn, the world's premier business virtual network.


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