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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Hawken Narrator: Paul Hawken Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1987 ISBN: 9780743547994
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He started his career with almost nothing but his own imagination - and ever since he's been challenging conventional wisdom. In this extraordinary audio program Paul Hawken demonstrates that the answers to small business problems today cannot be solved by college degrees, training or money - but only by you.

Listen in as Paul Hawken explores:

THE IDEA: If people snicker at your idea, you're probably on the right track.

RISKS: The purpose of business is not to take risks - but to get something done.

CAPITAL: For a small business, too much money is worse than too little.

PROBLEMS: Problems are a part of every business. They are actually opportunities in disguise.

Here is a detailed, revolutionary guide which explains how to: START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, CHOOSE A PRODUCT OR A SERVICE TO SELL, KEEP A GROWING BUSINESS HEALTHY. For anyone interested in business today, here is the program that spells out the principles of success in a whole new economic climate! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Growing a Business is highly readable…Its ideas on doing business deserve widespread circulation, discussion and recognition.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A wonderful combination of hardheaded business acumen, plain common sense, humor, and warmth.” 

    Entrepreneur 

  • “A standout in an overcrowded field.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/21/2013

    " A pleasant, reassuring, common-sense book about "small" business (anything from a small grocery store to Patagonia) with some interesting ideas. Focuses more on general approaches than specific recommendations, and has aged fairly well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert King | 6/29/2013

    " Great book. Paul breathes life into a subject that all too often is boring a dull. All in all a great down to earth look at business and how to set your self up for a win in both life and business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/24/2012

    " Sort of a how-to book for someone who owns a small business and wants to make it grow larger. Well written, with good anecdotes and solid advice about what works and what doesn't. Reading books like this make me want to run out and start a business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Garfield | 5/23/2012

    " Lots of good insights in this classic book. I'm about due for another read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/27/2012

    " I haven't read many business books yet, but this is the one by far, so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 2/9/2012

    " Just re-read this and really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 12/6/2011

    " Great book about the ethics and framework around running a successful business. Loved the definition of "tradeskill" and the 5/15 reports and Go-For-Brokes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Stewart | 10/20/2011

    " The best book on business I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 1/21/2011

    " Inspirational in starting my own business... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 12/10/2010

    " Great book about the ethics and framework around running a successful business. Loved the definition of "tradeskill" and the 5/15 reports and Go-For-Brokes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/27/2010

    " I haven't read many business books yet, but this is the one by far, so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/13/2010

    " Sort of a how-to book for someone who owns a small business and wants to make it grow larger. Well written, with good anecdotes and solid advice about what works and what doesn't. Reading books like this make me want to run out and start a business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 6/6/2008

    " Inspirational in starting my own business... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 8/22/2007

    " Lots of good insights in this classic book. I'm about due for another read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 srutherford81 | 7/12/2007

    " Great account of how to start and grow a business intelligently, slowly and organically.

    The do's and dont's in plain language. No business school jargon or hard to read advise. "

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