Archive: October 2013
Most Recent Amazon Book Reviews5.0 out of 5 stars Speaks to the Entrepreneur in You, October 20, 2013This review is from: Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career (Hardcover)
If felt like this book validated a lot of decisions I’ve made in my own career and if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur you’ll find this book to be helpful and full of great advice.5.0 out of 5 stars Learn from Mark’s experience to achieve success at work and in personal life, October 16, 2013This review is from: Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career (Hardcover)
Mark outlines strategies for differentiating yourself and setting yourself on course for a fulfilling career. He speaks from his own personal experience and the inspiring stories of others to encourage people at all levels of their careers to work smarter and utilize key strategies for getting on the fast track to success. Mark has very practical tools and exercises for putting the ideas into action. This book will help you to get to know yourself and find ways to put your passion to work for personal and career development and achievement. The book will also help you learn how to strategically build relationships and might motivation to preserve and push yourself to achieve.
I am a recent MBA graduate in my first full time job, and I have found Mark’s advice and experience very beneficial as I start my career. Mark has learned very important lessons along his journey and the themes of his book are relevant to me now as I start my career and I know they will help me as I pursue prosperity in life and work.5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, October 15, 2013This review is from: Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career (Hardcover)
It’s a great book for young people. I’m a graduate student in Business and it’s really inspiring for me to get some clues about my own career path.5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for young professionals who want to pursue their passion, September 24, 2013Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
As a young professional trying to figure out what’s next, this book came an an incredibly opportune time. Replete with compelling anecdotes, insightful tips, and practical exercises, Hopkins’ book will inspire readers to jump out their comfort zones to pursue their dreams – and will provide the actionable tools to make them a reality. I highly recommend it!5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book … highly recommended for aspiring entrepreneurs, September 23, 2013
It deserves each of the 5 stars. An easy to read book that can be very useful for almost anybody from a high school student to an aspiring entrepreneur. The book vitally recognizes that the definition of prosperity varies across individuals and that the destination is not achieved without support from others.
Here are the reasons why I strongly recommend this book:
1. Solid framework: There are just three overarching areas of focus supported by 10 “shortcuts”. The book is comprehensive, while focusing on the things that really matter for entrepreneurial success and prosperity. As a reader I easily come away with a good understanding of what my next steps should be in each of the areas.
2. Motivating: The “regular” people examples (as opposed to insanely prosperous ones) motivate you and leave you with the feeling – I can do this as well. The clear straightforward points make their mark with the reader.
3. Practical: The book acknowledges the need for hard work and the potential need to iterate on the “prosperity cycle” despite disappointments better known as learning moments. The points made in the book are well supported by real-life examples. Mark Hopkins has not limited the book to his personal journey to prosperity, which is very insightful in itself, but has made the effort to extensively research the topic so that his writings are generally useful.