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I enjoy reading these kind of books and having gone through Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar and Grant Cardone, to name a few, I can say that this is vying for my number one spot. There is no over-the-top bravado as the sincerity shines through. The words of advice are provided in an avuncular manner as opposed to some of the 'do as I say or your an idiot' that one sometimes come across. The anecdotes are accurate, salient, relevant and well explained. It changed my view of how businesses can start. In fact I am following the blueprint on my current venture (in conjunction with another excellent book "Unscripted").
The Power of Broke was informative and eye-opening. I highly recommend this to all entrepreneurs whether you're just starting out or seasoned like me. I picked up lots of great, new ideas. Thank you Damon!!
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What made the experience of listening to The Power of Broke the most enjoyable?
The use of what seemed to be actual stories were nice tools of inspiration, offering insight into how to stick to a dream, how to develop a process, and how to keep hope burning.
What other book might you compare The Power of Broke to and why?
How to win friends and influence people, with a twist.
What about Daymond John and Sway Calloway ’s performance did you like?
The performances were great, but I believe and feel that Daymond John should have narrated the entire book. Because he is so well known, and so much associated with Shark Tank, as well as his own story, having him narrate the reading tidbits of chapter introductions detracted from the message for me.
I had to keep reminding myself who was actually calling himself "I". I had to keep recall that the first person opinions, experiences and advice did not come from Sway. Sway could have written his own book, being that he is accomplished in his own right. Thus, If I had to change 1 thing about the book, it would have been this one annoying aspect.
Because of this confusion, I did not finish the book. The inflections, emphasis, pace and tone of the 2 men differ so much. Most of the time I thought Sway was talking about himself.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not super moved, but impressed. Motivational books seem to re-emerge every decade or 2, so it seemed clear to me that this book targets the young, and inexperienced entrepreneur. For these recent generations, I can see this book as being invaluable.
Any additional comments?
Good book, solid advice for the young or truly inexperienced, but I wouldn't have purchased it if I'd known Sway was the primary narrator. Big production mistake, in my opinion, and it makes no sense- especially when the book was written in first person.
Confuses the mind and changes the spirit of the book. Not at all clear why anyone would have allowed this. That being said, I have nothing against Sway. He did a great job, but it was not his story. Now I have to convince my mind of that, if I can remember any part of the book. Surely, this placed a wedge between the listener and the author.
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