Book Review: Get Off Your Arse

Book Review: Get Off Your Arse

This book is written by Brad Burton, who runs a very popular business networking group in the UK. The man is a dynamo with a huge following – which is why he has been able to get away with giving his book such a controversial title! Those in the know refer to it as GOYA.

I bet there are lots of people who read the title of this book and never pick it up. I think I may have been one of those if I hadn’t read some of Brad’s stuff online first. He’s a no-nonsense Northerner who isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade.

That is why he is so successful.

He hasn’t written this in a ‘look at me I’m successful’ way though. He’s written it as a literary bomb, a device to wake up worn-down business people into taking massive action (a sort of Northern Anthony Robbins).

The book charts the story of his progress from struggling small business owner to super-motivator and the driving force behind the phenomenally-successful 4Networking groups, but it is also a how-to, giving ideas and sparking creativity.

Brad tells it like it is, no sugary sweetness and bland, business-speak. He tells you to get out there, come up with ideas, any ideas, and drag your business out of the small-time into the successful.

I talked to Brad at one of the 4Networking meetings and he gave me extra, kooky, wonderful ideas to drive my business forward. The man’s walking dynamite.

I highly recommend this business book. It is different from all the rest and may just give you the jolt you need to take your business to the next level.

As a separate bonus, it is really handy to keep around the house to motivate lacklustre teenagers. I asked my daughter to clear the dishes from the table the other night. She muttered the usual, “In a minute”.

I held up the book silently. She laughed and GOT UP!!!!!

Worth buying it just for that.

The book is available in paperback and Kindle formats:


Please let me know if it works on your teenagers too!

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1 Comment

  1. Renata Gristede
    May 6, 2013

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