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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (734 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pamela Slim Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781423393306
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Despite grim headlines about the economy, you don’t have to stay in a job you intensely hate. There’s a better opportunity waiting out there, and escaping from cubicle nation is easier than you think.

Pamela Slim spent a decade traveling all over the country as a self-employed trainer for large corporations. She was surprised to find that many of the most successful employees at these companies harbored secret dreams of breaking out to start their own businesses. They would pull her aside after a meeting and whisper, “I would love to work for myself, but have no idea how to get started. How did you do it?”

So Pamela started a blog—Escape from Cubicle Nation—to share her experience and advice. Soon, questions and stories poured in from corporate prisoners around the world. As her blog gained popularity, she also interviewed some of the brightest experts in entrepreneurship on topics from finance to branding to marketing via social networks. This audiobook includes Pamela’s very best material, based on thousands of conversations and reader submissions. It provides everything you’ll need to consider a major change—not just the nuts and bolts of starting a business, but a full discussion of the emotional issues involved. Pamela knows firsthand that leaving corporate life can be very scary, especially if you have a family and other obligations. Fears and self-defeating thoughts often hold people back from pursuing an extremely gratifying solo career.

Get ready to learn your real options, make an informed decision, and maybe, just maybe, escape from cubicle nation.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Norton | 2/20/2014

    " So far its great -- Its also helping me decide that right now is not the best time to escape... but later :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/17/2014

    " Must-read for anyone looking to branch out of the regular 9-5 and start their own business. As I already have a side business established and am perfectly happy with my 9-5, I found the book to be of far less use. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lu | 2/15/2014

    " This book was great at addressing my inner fears about leaving the 'track' and taking a chance on starting a business. She cover all the 'what ifs' and 'what abouts' that I had, like a mind reader. But bottom line, she couldn't get me to make the move. I'm still chugging down the train track like all my cubicle ("shared office") colleagues. However, in all honesty, I probably need something outside of a book to make me jump from the train, like a giant hand coming down from the sky and one giant push. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G | 2/1/2014

    " Good book ... but I'm still in a cubicle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Coyne | 2/1/2014

    " This book was a little long and drawn out. People who are just about to make the jump into starting a biz would find this book very useful. It has a lot of good questions and processes that can be used to do things like find your own health insurance, or insure your finances are in order. However, for earlier stage "aspiring" entrepreneurs like myself it did not hold as much immediate value. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Faisal Ghadially | 1/13/2014

    " Pass. It tries to be a motivational book as well as a checklist. Succeeds in being neither. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Luce | 1/13/2014

    " If you're considering starting a business, this is a must read. Part motivational, part informational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vishal Patel | 12/24/2013

    " this book is amazing. very insightful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/8/2013

    " I loved this book and I highly recommend it. If I had a good business idea I would definitely feel equipped to leave the cube behind! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 12/1/2013

    " She goes into great detail with practical advice and preparation of what to do before you leave your 'cubicle' in order to lay a certain path of success. Lots of good information here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Aiken | 8/12/2013

    " Good book. If you have never read any business books or started your own business before, this is the book for you. Otherwise, don't read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Le Lien | 5/2/2013

    " great audio book, plan on buying the book and going through the exercises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler Hurst | 11/5/2012

    " Excellent how-to book for any entrepreneur. Handy in preventing you from making the same dumb mistakes everyone else did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 10/23/2012

    " so good and very readable! If you want to start up a business, you should read it. Even though I already have, it validated so many of my feelings and gave me lots of new insight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Val | 10/4/2012

    " It wasn't as great as i was expecting. Its an older publication & i kept feeling that i'd already read all this. Its possible at the time of reading i was a little over loaded with how-to-make-it books/blogs/articles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zachary | 7/19/2012

    " Not that applicable for me. If you are stuck in a cubicle and not happy, worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen Wainwright | 2/27/2012

    " Best book I've read yet on the thinking and doing necessary for leaving the corporate world behind and embracing the life of the entrepreneur. I wish it had been around when I made the leap back in 1992. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Webb | 9/21/2011

    " Some good ideas and humor. I especially find the letter to a CEO to be insightful and accurate. The author's use of foul language takes some credibility away. It's just unprofessional. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lain | 8/15/2011

    " More for those who are currently employed, rather than those who are already on the journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/26/2011

    " I loved this book and I highly recommend it. If I had a good business idea I would definitely feel equipped to leave the cube behind! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ConnieK | 2/23/2011

    " Another good book for someone starting a business or looking for ideas to improve a current one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vishal | 11/14/2010

    " this book is amazing. very insightful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G | 9/20/2010

    " Good book ... but I'm still in a cubicle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tara | 6/22/2010

    " A great book for anyone that just wants to get OUT of the office.
    All the way from "is this for you?" to "what could I do?"


    I read it almost exactly one year after quitting my dayjob and still learned/was inspired by a lot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 2/13/2010

    " Excellent how-to book for any entrepreneur. Handy in preventing you from making the same dumb mistakes everyone else did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Violetkey | 2/7/2010

    " It wasn't as great as i was expecting. Its an older publication & i kept feeling that i'd already read all this. Its possible at the time of reading i was a little over loaded with how-to-make-it books/blogs/articles. "

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About the Author
Pamela Slim, a former corporate manager and entrepreneur, began the Escape From Cubicle Nation blog in 2005, to help frustrated employees stuck in corporate jobs. She quickly developed a dedicated following and attracted mainstream press such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report and Psychology Today. Her blog is growing rapidly and is syndicated by USA Today, Foxnews.com, Neilson, Hoovers and NBC affiliates across the nation. She is also a professional life coach, trained by columnist Martha Beck, and writes for Martha’s blog.
About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.