Here is the review that I wrote on Goodreads – April 2014
I must admit, when I sold my last business the one thing I said to myself was “I'm never having staff again”! But if you want to be successful then you need a team behind you. Having an outsourced team is brilliant, and I wish I had embraced this way of building a business earlier in my career.
After reading this book, I have decided to do the same as Chris Ducker and within 12 months (by April 2015) I will become a virtual business owner. I will slowly take myself out of the business, with exception to the parts that only I can do. Replacing with outsourced freelancers, or productivity software.
This book is inspirational, and I particularly enjoyed the three column exercise that puts it all into perspective for you.
A good read!
Update – Jan 2016, I am now working four days a week and the team is very much running itself. I have three people on the payroll. We have a strong external team who I firmly believe feel part of the company and do not feel like “outsourced or freelancers”. We have team building days, regular meetings, daily crossovers and Christmas parties.