The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

  • by Mike Michalowicz
  • Narrated by Mike Michalowicz
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Never started a company before? Struggling with little or no cash? Have no experience, no baseline to judge your progress against? Thank God! You've got a shot at making this work."
So says Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, a business book that is so uniquely useful, so raw and entertaining, it reads like the brainchild of Steve Jobs and Chris Rock.
The founder of three multimillion-dollar companies, including Obsidian Launch, a company that partners with first-time entrepreneurs to grow their concepts into industry leaders, Mike Michalowicz knows what it really takes to spin your great idea into pure gold.
Whether you're just starting out or have been at this for years, Mike's "get real" approach to business is a much-needed, swift kick in the pants. In this book, you'll discover:

Why a business plan is a total waste of your time
Why fulfilling your own needs is the first and last order of business
Which three sheets of paper you need to successfully launch, manage, and grow your business
How to get started in business with little or no money
How to find and exploit resources that no one else knows about
How to stop procrastinating and take action NOW!


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Read in reverse order

This is the first book in Mike's series of books and having listened to them in reverse order, the insights Mike provides in later books with regards to the context in which this book played out help put it into perspective.

A great performance with a good story but I would encourage everyone to read Mike's other books first.
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- sop

brilliantly unorthodox. intelligently uncouth.

What made the experience of listening to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur the most enjoyable?

Chock-full of useful information, while being not in the least bit dry.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?

play-by-play narration of a public restroom 3-sheets dilemma.

What about Mike Michalowicz’s performance did you like?

energy, enthusiasm, and clearly in the author's voice because he self-narrated :-P

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed early, I laughed often, and I laughed hard.

Any additional comments?

TPE is the "how to start a lean business" book. The Pumpkin Plan (also by Mike Michalowicz and also on Audible) is the "how to grow beyond your plateau" book. Both are irreverent and full of great ideas.

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- Jon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2013
  • Publisher: Obsidian Launch