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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (78 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Orfalea, Ann Marsh Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Copy This!, Paul Orfalea’s inspiring personal story of turning lessons into lemonade, may be the most unusual business memoir ever published.

Paul Orfalea struggles mightily to read, to write, and to sit still through business meetings. So what’s the problem? By working with the obstacles life dealt him—he calls his dyslexia and ADHD “learning opportunities”—he grew a one hundred-square-foot shop named Kinko’s into a $1.5 billion-a-year company that Fortune named one of the best places in America to work.

The is the story of a boy who flunked out of second grade—a boy who was fired by a gas station for writing illegible receipts. But it’s also the story of a boy who learned from the world directly, who was brave enough to fail, who knew he had to rely on other people. When Paul Orfalea first looked out on the worried, hopeful faces of his customers, he knew that he was in the problem-solving business—at four cents a page. Kinko’s doesn’t much handle paper as it handles dreams.

Paul Orfalea really did do it his way. With humor, wisdom, and compassion, he shares his invaluable experiences and unorthodox business lessons with the millions of those who are just a little bit “different,” and who wonder if there’s a place for them in the world. There is: at the top.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If I could live my life over again, I would sit at his feet and listen to everything he has to say.”

    Bill Moyers, former White House Press Secretary

  • “As the host for a decade of a daily business program, I had to read what seemed like every business book published in the English language. It is, therefore, with authority that I can say Paul Orfalea’s book is wonderful, heartbreaking, and profoundly useful.”

    David Brancaccio, host of NOW on PBS

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ev | 6/1/2013

    " awesome read check it out. Love the fact he is a free thinker and overcame a learning disability, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bibliophile | 7/10/2012

    " Engaging story about a dyslexic kid who grows up to start a business...Kinko's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bryan J Harris | 6/26/2012

    " Great motivation and advice from a good friend and unconventional success "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rosie Bernardo | 12/17/2011

    " If you are an entreprenuer you MUST read this book. It is easy to read and really teaches you about how to manage your business. It's funny too and uplifting. I highly recommend this book! "

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