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I'm a fan of the show. I believe that Shark Tank is an American version of Dragons' Den in the UK. I haven't watched the UK version in many years since it is no longer on BBC. I'm not here to compare which version of the show is better, but I am reviewing the audiobook of "Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business."
This is a good book on how to start a business, get funding, and maintain your company. Having real insight from the entrepreneurs that host the show is very helpful in the new way of starting a business. They wrote this book in terms that the common person can understand and practice in the real world. The information is easy to remember.
The best part of the book are Shark Bites, where you get real tips from the six investors from different sectors in their business. It's a basic read for any start ups or an established company.
If you want to know more about the businesses that were feature in each season of Shark Tank, you will enjoy listening to the entrepreneurs in the section of the book of Shark Tales.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I expected to learn much more from a book with the 'Shark' name behind it. The reason I say the writing was lazy rather than just lightly informed is because the author/narrator apparently has respectable credentials. All you should expect from this book is a list of subjects you should consider when starting a business, but it provides few answers of how to specifically go about anything.
The presentation and effort put into the book comes across like a middle school student who was required to read a paper he wrote to the rest of the class. This books is very generic and contains information that can be found almost anywhere and everywhere.
To the author: "Studies show" and 'Most entrepreneurs think...' are not good enough. Provide real examples of the points you are making or at least cite your sources. The listeners came to you because they have questions they want answered, not because they want to be asked 1,000 questions by the author, it's lazy.
The best parts are the tiny, cameo-size nuggets of info provided by the Sharks.
Looking forward to future Shark books with some teeth!
16 of 20 people found this review helpful
The book was rich with anecdotes and insights into the start-up phase, and lessons learned from shark experiences and real pitches were really good.
Suggest that the story might have included some parallels with other start-up approaches (e.g. lean startup, boot strapping). The approach of 'start developing an idea in your garage, start selling to your friends, have an 'aha' experience, then get a massive injection by going on shark tank' is one way to go, but the approach seems akin to winning the entrepreneurial lottery.
Overall, I'm glad I read it.