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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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Length: 74 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 74 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481964445
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A619D9W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #659,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Grace Darby on November 15, 2012
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I picked up this book looking for some inspiration. It worked! The Power of One Idea contains 31 stories of people who have taken their passion, and their vison and turned it into amazing success. I started reading it on a break from work, and couldn't put it down. The beauty of the book is that it really personalizes each of these business heros. It shares where they started, the obstacles they had to overcome and how they kept going and found success.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Techno3 on November 19, 2012
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This book has 31 stories of ordinary folks who took their ideas and followed through with them to achieve phenomenal success. The stories are highly inspirational not only for entrepreneurs but also for folks in all walks of like including teenagers, stay at home moms, etc.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shelley Hitz on November 18, 2012
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As an entrepreneur myself, I found these 31 stories inspiring and encouraging. It is always good to remember that every major company and successful business started as one idea. Each chapter is short but tells the story of each successful person's start and often humble beginnings. It was interesting to learn some of the details that I didn't know before about these "success stories". I think it would be good to read one a day for the month as a reminder that all it takes is one good idea!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Merrow on November 29, 2012
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Short stories about people who are now rich, powerful people who make a difference. But they didn't start out that way. Read about big names you know and discover what motivated them to more forward.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Boe on December 19, 2012
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If Mr. Maxwell gave as much thought to his book as he did to his cover, he might have something. As it is, however, the only thing he has done is to take a number of successful people and write a brief bio about them. It looks like it's mostly just reworked from Wikipedia. In fact, the Wikipedia entries on these people are far more interesting, better written, and infinitely more "inspirational."

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tara Ettinger on December 27, 2012
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I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I thought there would be more to it. I was hoping for more detail into struggles that they over came.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Bose on November 27, 2012
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This book has the profiles of 31 men and women who became successful in life. Some of them are famous today. Others are less well-known. But all of them had one idea or goal that they pursued. They worked hard. Sometimes they failed but they started up again. They were all tenacious and never gave up. This is an interesting and inspirational book.
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This is an appallingly bad book.

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.
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