Should I Buy This Book? Review: Student Entrepreneurs

Student Entrepreneurs I’m a big believer that you’re not truly financially sound until you control your own income. If someone can get rid of the money you bring in by simply saying “We don’t need you here anymore”, then your financially dependent. So I’m trying to educate myself to not let that happen to me.

Every once in a while I’ll be reviewing Entrepreneur/Business books I’m reading, so I can pass on to you which books to read and which ones not to.

This week it’s Student Entrepreneurs. It’s a book about 14 student entrepreneurs that have won a Global Student Entrepreneur Award. It’s basically a short bio on each student going over their first business and how they got into their current business. Along the way they give you a few pointers for you to succeed. What I got out of the book, but that you should already know, is that creating a successful business is hard work.  That’s pretty much sums up the books.

The Negative

Some of the stories were kinda boring and there were really only a few tips that I could use in my life. The first couple of stories I could have done with out.

The Positive

It is full of success stories, so it is somewhat inspirational. Even though they were few and far between, there were some good tips in there that I’m going to use in the future.

Would I buy It?

I don’t think so. The stories were ok but it just didn’t give me much value.

Buy It

But if you want to give it a whirl since it’s pretty cheap:

Student Entrepreneurs New or Used

I really like this book. The title pretty much sums up the book. It goes over how to save money by

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getting discounts on pretty much everything. It gives tip on:

  • Coupons
  • Negotiating on everything
  • Traveling
  • Buying a house
  • Shopping
  • Buying a car
  • Shopping on the internet

I found it really helpful. My favorite chapter is the last one because it goes over making goals and goes over how saving money takes work.

The negative

The only thing I really found negative was that the author doesn’t believe in budgets, and equates it to dieting. I can see where he’s coming from but I think that budgets are essential to having a solid finance life. But to each there own.

The Positive

Pretty much the whole book is a positive. There are tons of money saving tips for the various things I mentioned before. It does promote buying but it does save over and over that it’s not about buying stuff you don’t need. It’s about buying stuff you would buy anyway and saving money on it.

Would I Buy it?

Absolutely. It’s a great book and I learned a lot from it as far as savings go. I would recommend it for someone who wants to learn how to save money and negotiate prices. If you are having trouble sticking to a budget then his advice on not budgeting might before you. I’d at least try it to see if it works.

Buy It

It has my recommendation.

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Spend Your Way to Wealth Used

P.S. Some of the links in this post I earn a little bit of money from, in order to pay my bills. But I promise to never to intentionally lead you to a bad company and to never let the money affect my opinion.

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Car Negotiation Coach

I love a good book on entrepreneurship and successful people in general (and how they do it).

Do you have any must read gems?

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Kevin

Well I just started reading books specifically about entrepreneurship but a couple of months ago I read a book about John D. Rockefeller Sr called Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. It was really long but very good. Highly recommended if you want to read a biography.

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Greg Hill

Hello,

The book you have reviewed is an older book in the series co-authored by Michael McMyne.

If anyone reading this is interested, please email me directly ghill@eonetwork.org and I will gladly send you a free copy of the latest book ‘Student Entrepreneurs: Mentors Matter’ – just let me know.

Also, this book series is about to publish the next version called ‘Turning Risk Into Reward’ and the book is funded by the good folks (Ron Rubin) at The Republic of Tea.

Thanks for your review!

Best Regards,

Greg Hill
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

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Kevin

I’m definitely interested. I’ll shoot you an email.

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Julia

This book series is about to publish the next version called ‘Turning Risk Into Reward’ and the book is funded by the good folks (Ron Rubin) at The Republic of Tea. Thanks that you’ve shared.

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