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on May 10, 2014
I don't understand why this book is getting so many positive reviews and consider it a complete waste of my time.
It starts promising but then she starts quoting other books of authors she's friends with complete with full names of books and names of authors right there in the text (free ads?) and them some and after fifth reference and quotes it feels like the whole book is basically a salad of quotes from different help your self books. And after a while you get the idea she has nothing much to say of her own.
I'm not interested in a mix of quotes from other self help books. I wonder if I can get my money back.
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on November 17, 2010
I was disappointed with the read for a few crucial reasons. This book has a main focus on motivating the common man to break out from their jobs and pursue work on their own. The entire book is one long motivational speech to provide comfort, persuasion, and ways to make those around you OK with your decision. There was absolutely no content that will actually assist you in starting your own business other than wiping the fantasies of it from your head and motivating you to do so. In my opinion if you have to buy a book to motivate you to start your own business working for yourself may in fact not be for you.
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on December 12, 2010
Was really hoping for a more thoughtful approach to this topic. Instead the book reads like it was invented off the top of the author's head and feels like a spur-of-the-moment narrative.

It's too bad really - this is an interesting topic. Just would have been nice to be written by someone who has more experience themselves in making the transition away from the corporate world, instead of one consultant who did it and now thinks they know everything about it.

There are lots of different business models for making the transition, but this author doesn't seem to understand them...
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on October 30, 2011
I bought this book thinking there would be more than inspirational pep talks and writing down who you were to determine how to get out of the cube and start a business. Maybe that's my fault. Most of the pap wasn't too bad, BUT author Slim writes, "I mean no disrespect to the career development guru Barbara Sher, who has contributed great things to the world with her books and workshops. One of her most famous book titles is "Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow." She then criticizes the advice that Sher supposedly hands out in the title, which Slims says, "has unfortunately been followed to the letter by many supremely idealistic wannabe entrepreneurs who don't bother to read her advice between the covers."

Evidently Slim didn't even bother to read it, either, because Marsha Sinetar wrote "Do What You Love" -- NOT Sher -- and I think it is a supreme sign of laziness on both the part of the author and the editor that that mistake was allowed to go through. Fact-checking used to be a part of the book and magazine business. Now I guess it is not. In one moment, this author/expert lost all her credibility with me. They haven't even removed this mistake from the Kindle edition, which I think would have been relatively easy compared to recalling printed books or putting in corrections to later editions.

I want my money back.
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on January 13, 2010
It is far less expensive to purchase the book than it is too buy it on a Kindle
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