The Entrepreneur Equation

  • by Carol Roth
  • Narrated by Mike Chamberlain
  • 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There’s never been a better time to start a business—or so the conventional wisdom would have you believe. But with up to 90 percent of businesses failing within the first five years, it’s time to take off the rose-colored glasses and think twice before you invest your precious time, money, and energy.
The Entrepreneur Equation helps you do the math before you start down the entrepreneurial path so you can answer not just “Could I be an entrepreneur?” but also “Should I be an entrepreneur?” By understanding what it takes to build a valuable business as well as how to assess the risks and rewards of business ownership based on your personal circumstances, you can learn how to stack the odds of success in your favor and ultimately decide if business ownership is the best possible path for you, now or ever.
Through illustrative examples and personalized exercises, tell-it-like-it-is Carol Roth helps you create and evaluate your own personal “entrepreneur equation” as you: learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in today’s competitive environment; save money, time, and effort by avoiding business ownership when the time isn’t right for you; identify and evaluate the risks and rewards of a new business based on your goals and circumstances; evaluate whether your dreams are best served by a hobby, job, or business; gain the tools that you need to maximize your business success.
The Entrepreneur Equation is essential reading for the aspiring entrepreneur. Before you invest your life savings, invest in this book!


What the Critics Say

“One thing readers can be certain of is that Carol Roth will tell it like it is. Her no-nonsense, direct, humorous, and engaging style is part of what makes The Entrepreneur Equation one of the more enjoyable business books to read. But the author also has a serious purpose: to ensure that anyone thinking about starting a business is prepared for it…The Entrepreneur Equation is a definitive guide that will help any would-be entrepreneur objectively assess whether or not to venture into business ownership. Carol Roth’s advice and wisdom will likely make that decision a lot easier.” (ForeWord Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A must read for any aspiring enterpreneur.

Where does The Entrepreneur Equation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Outstanding. Unique expertise delivered in concise organized form. If this book doesn't teach one sensibility in business decisions, nothing would. All the angles are covered.

What other book might you compare The Entrepreneur Equation to and why?


Which character – as performed by Mike Chamberlain – was your favorite?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely no.

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- Albert "AA"

Great content though do not like narration

Would you consider the audio edition of The Entrepreneur Equation to be better than the print version?

No. The print version is better because I do not like the narration. I had to stop listening several times because I do not like the narration style.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narration is over-enunciated and sounds more forced than natural flow. Specifically the often said word, entrepreneur, detracts from the content.

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- Gerald Holt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-16-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.