I'm reviewing this as a business book even though it was written as an autobiography. It's the true life story of Marion Urichich, a man who by all rights shouldn't be alive today. It's laugh out loud funny in places (I can't get the image out of my mind of this young man trying to pee on his own head after a welding accident!), nearly tragic in others, a little boring in a few (very few) spots but overall it is inspirational and truly fascinating.
The language can be rough. Marion isn't an educated man; there is plenty of bad grammar and misused words to pick on if that's your wont. None of that matters because this is an honest man telling an honest story as best he can. Here he is on business ethics:
Plenty of people could write that paragraph better, but the straight up advice contained in it really can't get any more accurate. You'll see that simple morality in every tale he tells and you'll quickly forget and forgive the language and instead just listen to the story underneath. It's a great story - many a business person with a lot more formal education could learn a lot from Marion Urichich.
As I said, this wasn't written as a business book. But Marion is a self-made man, a man who worked hard every day of his life, a man who literally pulled himself up by his own will and tenacity, so his life story has a lot to do with making self employment work. I'm glad I read it and have no hesitation in recommending it to you.
Tony Lawrence 2009-05-01 Rating:
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