Official Review: The Nudge by Sonya Driver

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Official Review: The Nudge by Sonya Driver

Post by prospero360 » 14 Aug 2019, 02:58

[Following is an official review of "The Nudge" by Sonya Driver.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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There are countless benefits of entrepreneurship, like financial gain, adding value to people around you, job satisfaction, and flexible working hours. This makes owning a business very alluring. However, there are a lot of hurdles to overcome in any field of entrepreneurship, which can make the journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur a very daunting task. This translates to most people maintaining their status as dreamers and not doers. In The Nudge, Sonya Driver, founder of Eco Tan, one of Australia’s award-winning leading organic beauty companies, and an experienced entrepreneur for just under a decade, gives us invaluable advice on what it takes to start and grow a successful business. 

I have had several ideas for businesses I would like to own, but I haven't been able to follow through with them as a result of the difficulties I have been presented with. On that note, picking up The Nudge was a no-brainer. I also hoped to learn something new or different from the numerous books on this topic that I have read.

The first thing I liked about this book was the difference in the author's writing style. The author employed an informal style of writing and used a very positive tone throughout the book, discussing the inspiration behind starting her business and encouraging readers to know their strengths and worth. While I read, it felt as if I was receiving advice from a friend standing right in front of me. However, there were several instances of the use of swear words, and while it made the book more fun for me, this may not appeal to a lot of readers. The book also relies heavily on the author's personal stories to help convey lessons. This will make it easy for readers to connect to the book, as aspiring entrepreneurs will see how the author overcame challenges that they also face.

Furthermore, the book features numerous pictures of the author, her products, and the people she has worked with. While I would have liked the number of pictures reduced and arranged better, they were fun to look at and were a welcome addition to the book overall. The Nudge touches a lot of areas involved with owning a business from how to know the right kind of business for you to taxes, and it offers good advice on navigating through these areas. Even though I have read a lot of the advice offered here in other books, the author includes a few fresh lessons on how to handle competition and imitators and the importance of having more than one sales channel.

The book is well-edited. I found only one minor error throughout the book. There also wasn't much to dislike about the book, but I would have liked reader involvement boosted by exercises after each chapter.

Overall, I found The Nudge very helpful, informative, and motivational. The book touches a number of areas business owners tend to take for granted. The book is also concise and easy to read. I rate The Nudge 3 out of 4 stars. While I liked the book and learned a few important things from it, I felt that the book could have been organized in a much better way. I would recommend this book to people interested in owning businesses. The occasional use of swear words means that the book isn't appropriate for a younger audience.

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Post by Nyambura Githui » 16 Aug 2019, 02:20

Sounds like an interesting book. Sonya has done a really gpod job on it. I'm always looking out for books that encourage an aspiring entrepreneur like me. Thank you for the review.

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Post by InStoree » 16 Aug 2019, 03:05

I'm sure the aspiring entrepreneur could benefit from all the valuable information that the author offers. I think the encouraging note and her friendly tone are an excellent approach to catch readers' attention. Awesome review! Thanks, prospero!
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Post by LinaMueller » 16 Aug 2019, 03:16

I love books about entrepreneurship. It's even better when the author employs an informal style of writing. Thanks for the thorough review. :tiphat:
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Post by OuKoyoo » 16 Aug 2019, 12:29

I love books that are easy to read such as this one. I would love to read it because it sounds like a great source of inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs. Thank you for the review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Aug 2019, 17:17

I'm guessing this one is called The Nudge because it's supposed to nudge you into owning your own business or following your dreams. It's an interesting concept. I'm not in the position where I'm considering starting my own business, though. Thanks.
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Post by corinaelena » 16 Aug 2019, 19:02

There are so many books about entrepreneurship these days, it's hard to know which one to choose. It's nice to read an honest review, I will give it a go.

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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 16 Aug 2019, 22:49

Well, it is an informative book. I would love to read it.
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Post by Dee_218 » 17 Aug 2019, 05:15

Seems like a lovely book. I would personally enjoy knowing more about taxes. Thank you for an informative review Prospero.

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Post by kdstrack » 17 Aug 2019, 21:29

Starting a business can be overwhelming. I like how you describe this author's ideas and advice. This looks very informative and well researched. Thanks.

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Post by Nizar Ali Shah » 20 Aug 2019, 08:14

"The Nudge" by Sonya Driver.The author describes the countless benefits of entrepreneurship.The entrepreneurs create promote financial gain, create jobs opportunities for others and enhance the ability to stand on their own feet.Sonya further says that entrepreneurship is a challenging job and requires hard work to make it successful.
This is the best book for the aspiring entrepreneurs.Besides this, the tone of the author is inspiring and she has a lot of motivational skills in creating business entrepreneurship and this book encourages and provides sound information in the business entrepreneurship sector and specially useful for the young entrepreneurs

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