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Paperback Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job : 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business Book

ISBN: 0446696374

ISBN13: 9780446696371

Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job : 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business

(Book #10 in the Rich Dad Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. When Before You Quit Your Job was written and published, it was a guidebook for aspiring entrepreneurs. Today--with the job market in shambles, overseas outsourcing and high unemployment--it can be a...

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Secrets of the Entrepreneurial Personality

Are you an employee hoping to become an entrepreneur? If so, you should reflect on your own character and inclinations before quitting your job. Making the switch from employment to business leadership can involve learning new skills and adopting new attitudes. You will need to tolerate financial risk, live without a regular paycheck, and develop top-notch selling skills. And you will need to energize yourself with a sense of purpose that will inspire your employees, vendors, and customers. These are the kinds of issues raised by the authors, as they focus on the personal traits necessary for successful entrepreneurship. This book is less about the nuts and bolts of starting a business than it is about how to prepare for entrepreneurship within your own mind. Even the relatively few practical matters that are mentioned tend to be explained in a personal way. In the process, some conventional business terminology is adapted to suit the authors' usage. For example, what the authors refer to as a marketing tactic might more universally be considered a unique selling proposition, or an element of product positioning. Nonetheless, the authors give a great deal of good advice, from how to hire and fire, to how to discourage office backstabbing. The stories they tell are interesting and very readable, including an account of how they have encouraged their own employees to become financially independent, rather than remaining dependent on a regular paycheck. Above all, the authors' analysis of the ideal entrepreneurial frame of mind should be of great value for anyone considering abandoning steady employment to start their own business. Paul Francis Musgrave, author of Indispensable Marketing Strategies - How to Outwit Your Competition, Attract and Retain Customers, and Multiply Your Profits - Marketing Strategy Secrets for Profitable Small Business Management

Business owner wannabes - YOU GOTTA GET THIS BOOK!

So many people I know want to quit their job and start a business. The independance and freedom behind it, the opportunity to make more money and enjoy a greater lifestyle than they could by being an employee for a company is usually the driving force behind this pursuit of this, the real American Dream. For most would be enterpreneurs, this book is a real wake up call. It's more than that. It explains why the greatest idea out there can and will still fail, and what needs to be in place to assure its success. It teaches if you're missing one of the key ingredients, you'll stumble and fall, yet it gives you vague insight as to how to get these ingredients you lack. Vague insight only, because each business is too unique to have specific details laid out in a book. (This is where a mentor or business coach can give you specifics should you need them.) For the small business owner out there, this is a highly recommended, quick read that can give you enough insight to kick your business up to the next level. It will help you identify and tie up the loose ends that can come back to haunt you later. The the small business owner wannabe, before you sign one lease, buy one item of equipment or inventory, before anything and everything, read this book. TWICE! Highlight the daylights out of it, dog ear the pages, do whatever you need to do so you can continue to refer back to it. It will serve you well. Laced with stories from the author's adventueous life, the lesons and insights taught make this not just an informative read, but an enjoyable one as well.

More of the same, but great author background information

Great book! Probably the best of the "Rich Dad" series. I've read a few of them and haven't learned too much since my background includes being a CPA and attorney. However, what I liked the most about THIS book was the background information about the authors that is disclosed. Have you ever wondered what Kiyosaki is REALLY about? After reading this book you will come to realize that he is a seminar presenter who wanted to package his seminars in the form of a board game. He consulted an attorney who was married to a CPA, and the attorney/CPA team helped Kiyosaki with creating the board game and then marketing it through writing a book. Voila, the Rich Dad series of books came into existence. I highly recommend any consultant/entrepreneur read this book and outline it so he or she can fairly easily write a business plan template for later use when he or she writes his or her own business plan. You probably should read a number of books on consulting and self-promotion as well as this book. Consultants market themselves by writing articles, books, and doing talks, seminars and workshops. These are the things that the author of this book says he did to promote his board game and series of books - and look where it got him.

Read it if you are serious about making the change

I am amazed yet not surprised by the range of reviews. This is absolutely Robert's best book ever. I totally appreciated Sharon's input as she is a straight "A" student like me and I can identify with her intelligence. However I can also identify with Roberts academic weakness because I studied a highlly skilles E/S profession not Business so as far as business is concerned, I'm as dumb as he was in the beginning. I have read Roberts first 3 books, listened to most of his CD's, Studied his Choose to be rich program and am presently enrolled in Coaching. Every time he starts any teaching he covers the basics so if you never read one of his other books you get an introduction to the concepts. Since the books each build on the other he refers you to the others for further details on some concepts. People like me who are serious about making the transition from employee and self employed to business owner and investor hungrily soak up every word out of Roberts mouth. I noticed that most negative reviewers admit to skimming over the book or just listening to the abridged CD. You missed the meat. I'm sorry for you. It's sad to see someone fight so hard for the right to stay the same. I too find Robert repetitive at times but I use the opportunity to remind myself of old lessons and prepare myself for the new lesson to come. This new lesson usually stands on the foundation of the previous lesson hence why he must repeat it at least briefly. On my own personal journey to Business owner and Investor I have found Robert's guidance on changing who you ARE and finding the WHY for your change before working on the HOW-TO PRICELESS!! People who want a GRQ (get rich quick) will never like Robert. They should stop buying his books and go elsewhere. If you really want to make the change don't just read, STUDY. I don't know if you will ever find this dept of insight into what the change really costs anywhere else. Almost Every other writer wants you to think they are great and that is why they are successful. Robert is brutally honest. This is what we need.

Read it if you are serious about making the change

I am amazed yet not surprised by the range of reviews. This is absolutely Robert's best book ever. I totally appreciated Sharon's input as she is a straight "A" student and I can identify with her intelligence. However I can also identify with Roberts academic weakness because I studied Medicine not Business so as far as business is concerned, I'm as dumb as he was in the beginning. I have read Roberts first 3 books, listened to most of his CD's, Studied his Choose to be rich program and am presently enrolled in Coaching. Every time he starts any teaching he covers the basics so if you never read one of his other books you get an introduction to the concepts. Since the books each build on the other he refers you to the others for further details on some concepts. People like me who are serious about making the transition from employee and self employed to business owner and investor hungrily soak up every word out of Roberts mouth. I noticed that most negative reviewers admit to skimming over the book or just listening to the abridged CD. You missed the meat. I'm sorry for you. It's sad to see someone fight so hard for the right to stay the same. I too find Robert repetitive at times but I use the opportunity to remind myself of old lessons and prepare myself for the new lesson to come. This new lesson usually stands on the foundation of the previous lesson hence why he must repeat it at least briefly. On my own personal journey to Business owner and Investor I have found Robert's guidance on changing who you ARE and finding the WHY for your change before working on the HOW-TO PRICELESS!! People who want a GRQ (get rich quick) will never like Robert. They should stop buying his books and go elsewhere. If you really want to make the change don't just read, STUDY. I don't know if you will ever find this dept of insight into what the change really costs anywhere else. Almost Every other writer wants you to think they are great and that is why they are successful. Robert is brutally honest. This is what we need.
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