Summary: Take the Bait
Review: After first hearing about this book several weeks ago, I checked out the reviews here to see what people thought of it. I was surprised to see a 4-star average that was the result of many low and many high reviews. I honestly wondered if the five-star reviews came from friends of the author.
I went ahead and bought the book. Having now finished it, I found it one of the best business books I have ever read. My review is definitely on the high end and here's why.
The author does a wonderful job of laying out a process for growing a business or achieving other goals you might have. The process combines what I would call spiritual principles for creating abundance with solid methods from mainstream management. As one of the founders of a successful new age company, Bruce Berman has great credentials in this area.
For me, this approach was highly compelling. Few authors are able to integrate these two perspectives as effectively as Bruce has. I have an MBA from a top business school, from which I have benefited greatly. Yet I have found that adding the spiritual dimension to solid management principles yields even greater richness and energy.
If this is not something you are interested in, you probably won't enjoy this book. If so, read it and best of luck to you!
Summary: A lot of attention in 4 months
Review: AOL Adds,'I GOT HERE. YOU CAN TOO!' A Masters Course In Becoming A Millionaire By Bruce A Berman To its Online Shopping Site, Announced Publisher Berman Investment Group
11/3/2003 9:35:00 AM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov 3, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Publisher Berman Investment Group today announced that AOL (TWX) is now offering for sale online at AOL.com Bruce A. Berman's breakthrough book, "I GOT HERE. YOU CAN TOO!" A Masters Course In Becoming A Millionaire. The publisher has also recently released their Small Business Development and Funding Program "The Berman Differential" which may be reviewed or ordered online at www.BruceABerman.com.
Since the book's September release, AOL has become the fourth major online retailer to offer the book for sale. Both Amazon.com and Borders Books and Music (BGP) online retail site Borders.com began offering the book for sale in October. Yahoo! shopping (YHOO) was the first major online retailer to offer both products for sale online (the book and the entire Berman Differential(TM) business development and funding program).
The highly sought-after book was originally released through Amazon.com in September and the company has had a steady increase in orders for the book in October. The company believes in the near future Amazon, AOL and Borders will join Yahoo! and will offer both the book and the program for sale online as well.
"The Berman Differential"(TM) software collection was designed to be used in conjunction with the book "I GOT HERE. YOU CAN TOO!" and includes the following:
-- Business Planning and Money Raising CD, which is a simple-to-use interactive software that works with the user to create, document and execute a business plan.
-- The Funding Sources CD is an information bank of over 1,500 companies that provide capital to businesses seeking financial support.
-- Instant Business Forms Software CD can save you thousands of dollars and time, and make you money. Hundreds of useful forms are made available to you through this CD.
-- The Incorporation and Corporate Maintenance Software CD deals with the formation of a corporation, as well as the upkeep of your Corporate status.
For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.BruceABerman.com
Summary: Got more than I thought!!!
Review: Elegant piece of artwork for inspiring real business owners, !This book provides the great business plan for future entrepreneurs who will dare to live in the business world and become true blue millionaires! Great book, I wished I had read this before I started my own business. I learned a lot. I'm in the process of creating a new business in the Detroit Area. If you had not read this book its your loss. I've had a failed business in the past 2 years; I wish had this knowledge before I started. I'm now getting psyched to return and create another and better business; I'm currently rehabbing a home; and I've found another equity investor. Berman's book will truly inspire you to take control of your business life. He has vivid examples that will truly teach you; He is a great teacher and has interesting ideas that will challenge you to create your brighter future. I'm looking forward to more installments and hopefully meeting Bruce Berman when I atend his seminar. His book will empower you to go to the next level of business. Bruce Berman could possibly be the next Think and Growth Rich Guru. In the later chapters, you will encounter business systems theory. The goal is to move from being Employed and Self-Employed to the Business owners group. Bruce Berman will teach, inspire and motivate you to go to these goals. He explains with clarity of mind, body and soul. His words will entertain you and give you a brand new perspective similar to Sting's Brand New Day song. Fresh Business Psychology, and Business Systems Mastery for those wanting to create a change in their working life. Drop the Job and Build Businesses! Now, I'm off to acquire a business If you read this, you will acquire a business with tenacious resolve.
Summary: The book is a great business tool
Review: Hey buddy. The book is a great business tool. I should know, you raised over $3 mil. for me in six months time. My favorite chapter in the book is "You Can't Get the Money If You Don't Do Your Homework." I remember you writing on the dry erase board strategy after strategy and then telling me to do the homework to back it up. It worked, we raised the money, went public and then sold the company. What's wrong with that? The book's great. It states in a two hour read what you took a lifetime to learn.
- Richard P.
Summary: More than it's about me!,
Review: I had an early chance to read and look at the support materials associated with, "I got Here. You can too!". I have been down the many paths of wins and losses this book talks about. I am on the plus side and I know what it takes to be there. Purchasing any business guidance book thinking, "reading this will make me a millionaire", is the wrong approach. Wealth and/or financial freedom come with knowledge, work and a faith in the chosen plan and goal. "Think and Grow Rich" can be panned and will be a waste of your time if no continued effort to follow the guidelines is put forth. Read this book, follow the guidelines to make your plan, do the work and then judge its value.
Summary: His tip saved me big!
Review: I was in a lawsuit that I no longer could afford to fight. The party I was opposed to has unlimited resources and was trying to win by forcing me to spend absorbent amount of money on lawyers. By following Mr. Berman's advice in the book I saved all the equity in my home. Obviously I highly recommend this book.
Summary: You have all been bamboozled
Review: I'm an acquaintance of the author's in real life who finds all this quite amusing. You folks need to understand that Bruce is just being Bruce with all these fake book reviews rating his book "5 stars".
If the Olympics had an event called "Telling Tall Tales", Bruce would bring home the Gold with his fantasy about being a self-made millionaire. That's called stretching the truth, folks.
Bruce is not even close to being well-off or successful in real life.
But I will say that he knows how to spin amazing tales about himself and hornswoggle the gullible.
Summary: It's not my money, who cares
Review: Is making money by cheating others sound like your cup of tea? Then this book is for you.
Here is a direct quote from his book. "I walked away from potential liabilities of over $100,000,000 using bankruptcy as a tool and left the bankruptcy court with almost $2,000,000 in my pockets. I also settled a $22,000,000 IRS claim in bankruptcy court for 1-1/2 cents on the dollar". That's 100 million dollars of some other unfortunate people's money to make Berman 2 million. And the IRS bill -Who do you think pays for that! Everybody that pays taxes! That's our money.
Does this sound like good advise? Berman brags about these and other tactics in the book and touts how clever(sly)he is. I think he should be ashamed.
Summary: Excellent source of experience and direction.,
Review: Mr. Berman does an excellent job of researching and delivering a combination of first hand experience and resources that would take most people a lifetime to acquire. Spend the money and get a head start. The investment is a no brainer!
Summary: Just the way I like it
Review: Short and Sweet, Just the way I like it. "I GOT HERE. YOU CAN TOO!" is to the point and hits home the key points of business. I would pay $150.00 for just the book!
I started my business this year and Bruce's book will be a major value to my start-up. Not only is this book a must read for any first time business owner, any business owner that has been around for awhile needs to read this book. This is my second time in business, I wish I would have had this knowledge the first time.
The rapid response of his staff, from the order to the delivery was great. Only two days to get my course.