Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life Paperback – May 29 2012
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“O’Leary’s book reads exactly like he talks on Dragon’s Den. He’s a consummate marketer, so it’s no surprise he does a masterful job of telling his life story with the right mix of swagger and humility. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation for his business acumen, drive and determination. And if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or someone who’s debating whether to pursue your passion, you’ll get some invaluable advice and cold hard truth for the bargain price of just $29.95.”
“[Kevin O’Leary] is a master at relaying the cold, hard truth to people, even when it makes them cry and stomp their feet. That's why the title of his new memoir, Cold Hard Truth, cuts to the heart of his philosophy of life and money, which really boils down to one thing: focus on making cash or get out of business.”
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About the Author
KEVIN O’LEARY is one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs, as well as a star on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank. Kevin founded and built SoftKey (later The Learning Company), the global leader in educational kids’ software, and negotiated its sale to Mattel for $4.2 billion in 1999. Since then, he has successfully co-founded, funded, and sold numerous companies in a range of industries, including storage, entertainment, and finance. Today, Kevin is the Chairman of O’Leary Funds, a $1.7 billion mutual fund company. He is also the co-host of CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange and Discovery Channel’s Project Earth, and the host CBC’s new reality series, Kevin O'Leary’s Redemption Inc.
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I thought this book was more "entertainment" then "learning something", and even then, it's more about entrepreneurship than anything else.
Go read The Richest Man in Babylon, Millionaire Teacher and The Wealthy Barber for "personal finance learning".
If you want a different view to the usual, visualise a million dollar to make a million dollars, then I would recommend this book. If you dont like Kevin on Dragons Den or Shark Tank then this book is not for you!
I must say I am quite disappointed in this book. Nothing new in it. I only read it for curiosity's sake of course, because of O'Leary, the man we love to hate. I was not looking for advice. I borrowed it from the library; I would not spend money on a book on how to save and get rich; that would be oxymoronic... It is one of my rules: if you can borrow it from the library, don't buy it! By all means, do make a commensurate yearly donation to your library though.
I find that the first part, where Mr. O'Leary tells the reader to write down every single expense for three months, is totally unrealistic. No one, just no one is going to do that except someone who is already extremely disciplined with money and therefore doesn't need the advice.
I found nothing very original in the book. However, it will sell because these books are like dieting books and other self-help books; people who need to lose weight or to make money are addicted to them; it never changes their life but they feel better while they read the book and plan on using its techniques.
Too many typos in the book reminds us that editing isn't what it used to be, and even one sentence whose meaning just doesn't make sense: P188 (by the way, a few areas of the book don't even have page numbers; this is one of them.) "Even if living on one income for a few months will save you thousands of dollars in transportation costs, it might be worth it to forgo daycare." I think it was meant to be: "Not only will living...."
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More autobiography than anything, a great read for someone thinking about starting in business or any entrepreneurPublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
When you watch Kevin on Dragon's Den or Shark Tank, there's no way to like him. But wait until you read his books. They're amazing! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Elton
Halfway through the book, it gets me already pumped. His advices synced with my business experiences. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JL
This book was absolutely amazing. Kevin brings up a ton of great ideas and opinions, plus it's a great story on how he started out! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
speedy delivery! enjoyed reading & sharing the book with others !Published 7 months ago by christine farquharson
Last couple of chapters are promoting his company. Overall it is a great read.Published 9 months ago by Gaurav Suman