- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Virante, Inc. (October 15, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974041122
- ISBN-13: 978-0974041124
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,049,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Zero to One Million: How to Build a Company to $1 Million in Sales Paperback – October 15, 2003
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In addition, the fact that Zero to One Million is so easy to read says a lot about Ryan's deep understanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneur!
Ryan writes this book as he is creating his multi-million dollar company. His viewpoints are those of someone in the midst of the struggles and triumphs that every successful "entrepreneur in the making" goes through. Ryan has written one of the best business startup and growth books that I have ever read. This book is written in a way that seems like your best friend has just found his success and wants to help you achieve that same success. For me, this book was one I just could not put down. It is a very easy and enjoyable read. I recommend "Zero to One Million" as an inspirational read to any young person with a dream of one day starting his or her own company.
Here's the deal: I've actually built and sold my company and didn't do it the way Ryan Allis suggested. Not even close. Okay, so maybe he has a different method, right? I just don't see how it's possible to build a company the way he outlines, then to sell it?
I think that he's trying to cover way too much information in this book. That's the first problem.
The second problem is this: He tries to "fluff out" the book by adding extraneous information like "globalization" and why there was the "dot bomb crash" in the late 90s. WHO CARES? It's like he purposely adds useless information to either make himself seem more intelligent, confuse his readers, mask that he doesn't know what he's talking about or add pages to what would otherwise be a 50-page book.
Another issue I have is that he has his readers do an "opportunity recognition and evaluation" of a company that they would like to start. Such companies he was able to "brainstorm" are making oxygen tanks so dogs and cats can go diving, flavored straws, sonar for blind people, a teddy bear with sensors and small computer inside that would talk to infants/toddlers and encourage good behavior or tell them a bedtime story (then what are parents for?), restaurants for dogs and cats and a variety of other SUPER LAME business ideas.Read more ›
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I was given this book from Ryan himself after he had just finished writing it. I never actually got to reading it because I was in my first year of college and possibly still in my... Read morePublished on August 26, 2006 by angelbaby
Ryan Allis' Zero To One Million is a great read for beginning entrepreneurs who want a comprehensive overview of starting and running a successful business. Read morePublished on July 30, 2006 by James R. Burns
It is said that ten companies fail for every one that succeeds. I think that says a lot for Mr. Allis as he has three companies that are flourishing. Read morePublished on July 22, 2006 by Tiana Laurence
I ran into "Zero To One Million" threee weeks ago at one of my mother's co-workers house. I asked to borrow this book from my mother's co-worker because I am a college student very... Read morePublished on July 20, 2006 by Jason Robertson
Quite impressive. Ryan Allis gives a captivating account of his experience as an entrepreneur. Most books on entrepreneurship are either too exciting or too focused on the hard... Read morePublished on February 14, 2006 by Martin Messier
Ryan Allis, author of Zero to One Million, has written a book that acts as an inspiration for business people all over the world. Read morePublished on February 13, 2006 by Nicholas P. Lombardi
For those who are ready, this book can be your launching pad. I found it enlightening and incredibly empowering. Read morePublished on December 27, 2005 by P. G. Mueller
This book is not a get rich quick guide, it is a handbook that you will continue to use as a reference and it is a book that will instill important business concepts. Read morePublished on October 25, 2005 by Jacob Bohall