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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Revised edition (Aug. 25 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553386603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553386608
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.4 x 20.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you are an entrepreneur or a wannabe entrepreneur or an I-might-want-to-be-an-entrepreneur-when-I-grow-up entrepreneur, Barbara [J. Winter]'s wise work is for you!"—Huffington Post


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By Lori F on May 1 2014
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Upbeat, fun, smart, savvy, full of practical, creative ideas for entrepreneurs. A bright beam of light to grow and show your true self in a constantly evolving environment.
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Very timely encouragement as my employment of nearly 40 years is about to end involuntarily. Excellent outlook, inspiration and advice.
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By Ariel on July 27 2014
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nicely detailed .. easy to follow
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
This book literally changed my life May 27 2011
By Owen Minto - Published on Amazon.com
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It sounds very cheesy to say it, but this book did literally change my life. I discovered it many years ago - the original version - when I was a commodity trader. I was doing a job I hated, and it was so consuming that I had no life. I found this book by accident, and it opened my eyes to possibilities I had never imagined. It took me a couple of years to get the courage to act on the seeds this book planted in my head, but eventually I left that corporate world behind - way behind. Now I have been working for myself for over a decade, and I don't have a regret. I even teach people how to work effectively for themselves now.

This book isn't perfect, and it is far from a step-by-step guide to building a business. What is so compelling about it, though, is the courage to explore and the willingness to fail that the author shows. No matter what kind of business you are drawn to what you take from this book is that you just have to start. Most people don't do that, so if you start you have a very good chance of success - even if that eventual success takes its time arriving and ultimately looks nothing like what you set out to find.

Quite simply put, I couldn't possibly recommend this book more. If you have any interest at all in working for yourself then you won't regret this purchase.
49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
ok, but short on useful information Sept. 22 2009
By DCG - Published on Amazon.com
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I really wanted to like this book, and really enjoyed the first 3rd or so of it, but I felt like I kept waiting for more detailed information that never appeared. The focus of the book is based more on self-help & motivation, rather than specific aspects of starting a business. While she does provide valuable information about coming up with business ideas, too much of the book is focused on things like building self confidence (& even goes into things such as repeating positive sayings to yourself every day), rather than building a business. She touches on aspects of things like marketing, but does not go into deep enough detail to make the information useful.

The book does provide real-life examples, but many of the examples are used repeatedly throughout the book. I've read a good amount of books on starting a business, and so many books (this one included) barely touch on important aspects of starting & running a business such as all the steps of registering your business, handling your own accounting, paying your own taxes, etc.. This book devotes about a paragraph & 1/2 mentioning that information, but does not give very useful information.

If you're looking for a book to motivate you to start your own business, this is a good starting point, but you will most likely need some more books afterwords to help you get a business up & running.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Better on mindset than implementation Sept. 28 2009
By Dr. Cathy Goodwin - Published on Amazon.com
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As a career consultant and career changer I was fascinated by this concept. A long time ago, writing in JobShift, William Bridges predicted that we will all be freelancers rather than employees. That day is here; only our infrastructure doesn't know.

Mostly I agree with the book. Like most career books, the concepts are easier to grasp than to implement. The author sometimes gets fuzzy on the mindset of starting a business versus just making money without a job. She encourages readers to consider serving on market research panels to earn a little money. Not bad if you're really in need but not a strong long-term survival and growth strategy. The time you invest may not be worth the small dollars you gain.

I was intrigued by her reference to someone who bartered music lessons for a plane trip. Generally I discourage barter. Usually everybody's frustrated. I just wonder who the musician bartered with: the airline president?

When it comes to starting a business, the biggest question isn't, "How will I finance" or even "Where will I get health insurance?" It's, "Where do the customers come from? Will they want my product? Where do they buy?"

And I'd be nervous when I see a sentence that begins, "Every [something] is always looking for..." Usually they're not.

But if you're a corporate employee who's nervous about changing careers, this book will be a good first step. You'll probably need a good mentor or coach, but that's a lot trickier (and more of an investment, too).
33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
I know that! Where's the 'beef'? Sept. 30 2010
By Texan Cowboy - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book and quickly realized all this book was going to give the reader is very general information of what I can do without a regular job. Some of the things mentioned in the book don't even qualify to "make a living without a job" Clean out a closet and sell $10 worth of stuff? Share a tip for $100? Will that give me enough to "make a living without a job"? Why does the reader need to know how creativity is nourished? If I want to know that, I'll just google it. It mentions all the wonderful things a person can do with their own gig. The reader already knows this. The question the reader asks is HOW do I get started? Nothing personal to the author but this book was a waste of my time.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Nice, but seems to focus on those who can write or give talks/seminars. Nov. 24 2012
By Lisa - Published on Amazon.com
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This might be the right book for many, but as I am not a writer or public speaker, it did not provide the information I'd hoped. I do like the idea of multiple sources of income, though. The way corporate america behaves, I wonder if they are really human beings. Thus, the idea of not putting all one's eggs in one basket seems wise.


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