- File Size: 311 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A619D9W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #794,676 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Power of One Idea - 31 Inspiring Stories of How Ordinary People achieved Extra-ordinary Financial Success from an Idea Kindle Edition
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I found it inspiring because I could see myself in their stories. Sometimes it seems like famous people are blessed with some special gifts, or abilities. What the book demonstrates so well is that they are just "regular" people who were able to create amazing results through perseverance and hard work.
I expect I'll be coming back to this book when I need a pick-me-up in my own perseverance.
The stories are short and cover just enough information to convey the essence of this book -- how even the most simple ideas, as long as they are followed by actions can be life altering.
Read this for inspiration! I got mine.
Mr. Maxwell evidently doesn't care much about things like grammar or punctuation. He absent-mindedly forgets the period at the end of the last sentence of chapter 4. There are other errors such as words running together or font sizes that display inconsistently in chapter headings. Evidently, nobody proofread this book. It was interesting ONLY as an example of what NOT to do as an author. Like a train wreck, I couldn't look away. Ultimately, however, it is a waste of time.
There is nothing inspirational in this book. After 31 poorly written little biographical entries about famous people (each one would be less than one page of a standard sheet of paper) Maxwell lamely tries to weave together all their success with just one short paragraph in which he says that the one thing all the stories have in common is that the people in them believed in themselves and never gave up.
Next, there's one poorly written sentence that says how much he wants you to believe in yourself. That's it. That's the whole premise of his book.
Then he goes on to plug his own book about setting goals. A review of that book indicated that it too is full of typos.
The only purpose of Maxwell's e-book is to dupe readers into paying good money for a pretty cover. Mr.Read more ›
The writing is tired, terse, and tedious.
It is full of errors. Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and Font have turned into anarchists, while Exclamation Mark is particularly explosive, landing on almost every paragraph.
Repetitions abound. Everything is 'quite' difficult or 'quite' successful. It is lazy writing.
This book is also VERY short - 65 pages, each chapter being no more than 500 words or so. It's as if the author has (ineptly) summarized Wikipedia articles.
He has, however, added the occasional, vomit-inducing, 'motivational' sentences: "They believed in themselves and in their ideas until their ideas became a reality! This is my desire for you that you will take one idea you have had or an idea this book has inspired you to have and pursue it until it becomes reality."
Just awful. It's a joke.
But unfortunately at $4.99 the joke's on us.
Please, please don't waste your money on this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading it but because of other readings that I do I have not gone back and read sections againPublished on April 28, 2013 by Richard K. Snyder
I was pretty disappointed with this book and very happy I got it on a free day. Every story here is the one everyone already knows. No depth no new details, very disappointed. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by cooknTbone
It was OK, some info I already knew and some I had not heard before, but mostly stuff everybody already knows.Published on December 24, 2012 by Inge's Place
Paul has written a concise, well researched account of thirty one fascinating people in this excellent motivational book. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by D. C. Wiggs
I love reading accounts of successful people and this book included some of my favorite names. The book left me feeling motivated and more sure of myself when it comes to the idea... Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Kaye T
A bit elementary and repetitive. I will continue to read until finished, but it has been less inspiring than I anticipated.Published on December 19, 2012 by Cutty
I thought I was going to get some juicy NEW tidbits of information about these CEOs. What I got was a dry, paragraph or two ... maybe three ... Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by digipho
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