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The Power of One Idea - 31 Inspiring Stories of How Ordinary People achieved Extra-ordinary Financial Success from an Idea by [Maxwell, Paul]
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  • 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
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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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I enjoyed reading it but because of other readings that I do I have not gone back and read sections again
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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. The only reason I gave this book 3 stars was for effort... with more work this could have been a very interesting read, but it seems pretty thrown together.
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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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It was OK, some info I already knew and some I had not heard before, but mostly stuff everybody already knows.
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Paul has written a concise, well researched account of thirty one fascinating people in this excellent motivational book. He has condensed the lives of many famous and a couple of unknown (to me) entrepreneurs, and explains how they have made their money, and their mark on the world. A very interesting read indeed.
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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 of following a dream which for me has to do with my own business. I think it's important to learn from those who have found similar success in life and this book helped me to get some insight on a few of those people I admire. Well done.
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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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