Eat People

  • by Andy Kessler
  • Narrated by Walter Dixon
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here's how entrepreneurs find the next big thing - and make it huge. The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we're all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game - but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble?
Andy Kessler has made a career out of seeing the future of business, as an analyst, investment banker, venture capitalist, and hedge-fund manager. He evaluated the business potential of the likes of Steve Jobs and Michael Dell before they were Steve Jobs and Michael Dell. His eye for what's next is unparalleled. Now Kessler explains how the world's greatest entrepreneurs don't just start successful companies - they overturn entire industries. He offers 12 surprising and controversial rules for these radical entrepreneurs, such as:

Eat people: Get rid of worthless jobs to create more wealth for everybody
Create artificial scarcity for virtual goods
Trust markets to make better decisions than managers
Whether you're at a big corporation or running a small business, you're now an entrepreneur. Will you see change coming and grab on to opportunity - or miss the boat?


What the Critics Say

"Mr. Kessler has written an entertaining business book, in which it is more than possible to learn something. That is a rare combination." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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One of the best business books!

I'm looking back at some of the best and worst Audible books I have listened to during the last decade and writing some reviews. Eat People is from 4 years ago.

Andy Kessler is an American gem! Sure, he has written eight books each well worth reading, but the key is his remarkable success in business in our country. I will not try to summarize those successes, but they are readily available on the Internet.

Eat People is neither the first nor most recent of Kessler's books that use audacious, attention drawing titles nor is the first to make controversial statements. Kessler's comments are always worth considering. My advice is to read the books and take away what you will. I love this book and recommend it without reservation.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

some nuggets, lots of ranting

Free market conservatives will eat this up. Liberals will learn a trick or two but will have to suffer to get to those nuggets. In the end, parts of this are a must read for any Entrepreneur that wants to build a big business.

I loved much of his inside insights, but he forces me to suffer through his trivial, shallow, rationalizations of his life long career choice around topics like the free market economy, waist and destruction of the environment, unions and more. He beats a dead horse on many occasions with his no bull style of writing that more than being of a "tell it like it is" genre just makes him sound like a bastard. Walter Dixon the narrator pushes this style with a purposeful consistent sarcastic drone that at times gave me a head ache. Like a wooden roller coaster it's a bumpy ride with thrills that make it worth it in the end, but leaves you with a back ache.
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- nick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2011
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC