Copy This! - Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic Who Turned a Bright Idea into One of America's Best Companies-logo

Copy This! - Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic Who Turned a Bright Idea into One of America's Best Companies

Paul Orfalea

No business autobiography has ever let it all hang out like this one. In building an unconventionally democratic multinational company that has been named by Fortune, Forbes, and Working Mother magazines as one of the best places to work in America, Paul Orfalea never tamed his impulsive, rebellious nature, and he discusses his flaws and failures with as much enthusiasm as his successes. COPY THIS! is destined to become a classic tale of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Reading. A charismatic, heart-warming business memoir that's filled with life lessons on overcoming obstacles, COPY THIS! is an audiobook for every business owner looking to grow a company, every manager helping his team perform, every visionary trying to launch a new idea --and for every mother and father of a child suffering from dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Because COPY THIS! is the story of how Paul Orfalea opened a small copy shop called Kinko's in 1970 and turned it into a $2 billion-a-year company, while barely being able to read, write or sit still through a business meeting. Here is the story of a dyslexic, hyperactive boy who flunked out of third grade--twice--yet succeeded in using his learning disabilities as opportunities, molding the compassionate, unconventional, partner-driven culture that allowed Kinko's to thrive, and made it, according Fortune, Forbes and Mother Jones, one of the best places in America to work. In fourteen chapters narrated with the engaging voice of a born storyteller, Orfalea takes as much pleasure in discussing his shortcomings as he does his successes, and imparts the valuable lessons he's learned along the way: Manage the environment, not the people. Fail forward. Be "on" your business, not "in" your business. Let your soul catch up with your body. Keep a poker face--and a poker mind. And know when --and how --to walk away. Which Orfalea did in 2000, having made millionaires out of dozens of his friends and partners, after an extraordinary 30-year run.

No business autobiography has ever let it all hang out like this one. In building an unconventionally democratic multinational company that has been named by Fortune, Forbes, and Working Mother magazines as one of the best places to work in America, Paul Orfalea never tamed his impulsive, rebellious nature, and he discusses his flaws and failures with as much enthusiasm as his successes. COPY THIS! is destined to become a classic tale of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Reading. A charismatic, heart-warming business memoir that's filled with life lessons on overcoming obstacles, COPY THIS! is an audiobook for every business owner looking to grow a company, every manager helping his team perform, every visionary trying to launch a new idea --and for every mother and father of a child suffering from dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Because COPY THIS! is the story of how Paul Orfalea opened a small copy shop called Kinko's in 1970 and turned it into a $2 billion-a-year company, while barely being able to read, write or sit still through a business meeting. Here is the story of a dyslexic, hyperactive boy who flunked out of third grade--twice--yet succeeded in using his learning disabilities as opportunities, molding the compassionate, unconventional, partner-driven culture that allowed Kinko's to thrive, and made it, according Fortune, Forbes and Mother Jones, one of the best places in America to work. In fourteen chapters narrated with the engaging voice of a born storyteller, Orfalea takes as much pleasure in discussing his shortcomings as he does his successes, and imparts the valuable lessons he's learned along the way: Manage the environment, not the people. Fail forward. Be "on" your business, not "in" your business. Let your soul catch up with your body. Keep a poker face--and a poker mind. And know when --and how --to walk away. Which Orfalea did in 2000, having made millionaires out of dozens of his friends and partners, after an extraordinary 30-year run.
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No business autobiography has ever let it all hang out like this one. In building an unconventionally democratic multinational company that has been named by Fortune, Forbes, and Working Mother magazines as one of the best places to work in America, Paul Orfalea never tamed his impulsive, rebellious nature, and he discusses his flaws and failures with as much enthusiasm as his successes. COPY THIS! is destined to become a classic tale of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Reading. A charismatic, heart-warming business memoir that's filled with life lessons on overcoming obstacles, COPY THIS! is an audiobook for every business owner looking to grow a company, every manager helping his team perform, every visionary trying to launch a new idea --and for every mother and father of a child suffering from dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Because COPY THIS! is the story of how Paul Orfalea opened a small copy shop called Kinko's in 1970 and turned it into a $2 billion-a-year company, while barely being able to read, write or sit still through a business meeting. Here is the story of a dyslexic, hyperactive boy who flunked out of third grade--twice--yet succeeded in using his learning disabilities as opportunities, molding the compassionate, unconventional, partner-driven culture that allowed Kinko's to thrive, and made it, according Fortune, Forbes and Mother Jones, one of the best places in America to work. In fourteen chapters narrated with the engaging voice of a born storyteller, Orfalea takes as much pleasure in discussing his shortcomings as he does his successes, and imparts the valuable lessons he's learned along the way: Manage the environment, not the people. Fail forward. Be "on" your business, not "in" your business. Let your soul catch up with your body. Keep a poker face--and a poker mind. And know when --and how --to walk away. Which Orfalea did in 2000, having made millionaires out of dozens of his friends and partners, after an extraordinary 30-year run.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ann Marsh, Todd Cummings

Length:

4h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:43


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:31


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:21


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:54


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:07


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:19


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:41


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:48


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:09


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:01


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:32


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:43


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:10


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

00:58