Title: The Power Of Broke
Author: Daymond John
Publisher: Crown Business
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
3 out of 5 Stars
I was excited when I had the opportunity to receive a free copy of The Power Of Broke by Daymond John, directly from the publisher. I have watched (well, I have listened to Shark Tank shouting through the living room, as my husband watched the show, while I was working on my own dream) over the last few years, and there were moments I was intrigued and even motivated by what I saw, especially when he put added advice, stemming from his years of extensive experience.
But, I am a lot less motivated by this book. Essentially it is a collection of anecdotes, Daymond sharing stories that he collected and spoke about with various entrepreneurs. I am only familiar two of them: Tim Ferriss – because of his own legendary book “The 4 Hour Work Week” and various other project, as well as Mark Burnett – via his connection to Donald Trump, which pretty much means, I am less inclined to take anything he says seriously, due to my moral and ethical problems with any Trump associations.
But I did not receive a book written by Mark Burnett, I have received a book that I thought was supposed to be filled with wisdom from the successful man Daymond John himself, yet I was disappointed in the small amount of his (or any) wisdom that was actually presented.
Each chapter, besides personal stories, includes powerpoints and short conclusions, which represent the entire piece of knowledge one can get from each chapter, within a few summarized sentences. If you do happen to read this book, save yourself some time, and flip through to those points, and summaries, and skip over the rest.
However, if you have time to waste, and are into stories, rather than instructions, or inspirations on how to make money yourself, by all means, enjoy the various descriptive encounters most of the book is filled with.
For me, pressed in time, working on my own business ventures, I rather have the short, to the point information, so I can learn, take action and move on.