The Power of Broke by Daymond John

The Power of BrokeI was really looking forward to reading The Power of Broke, but it ended up falling flat for me overall. Daymond John is the epitome of a success story with a wealth of both business and life knowledge; however, the book was just regurgitated information that I have read in previous business/self help books.

For those who don’t know who Daymond John he is the founder of the urban clothing line FUBU (no longer in production) and one of the sharks on the ABC entrepreneur show called “Shark Tank.” He has a wealth of both life experience and business savvy, so if there was a brain to pick about anything that falls under those two categories, it would be him.

The message of the book is when you feel like you are down and out, and your back is against the wall that’s when the best moments/inspiration/ideas take place because you essentially have nothing to lose. I appreciated the message, but it wasn’t something I am a stranger to because I have had my back against the wall plenty of times and came out swinging and winning. The information wasn’t anything new to me because I have previously read books with the same information/message just restated differently.

For those who are feeling like they are down and out, you may find inspiration within the words written in this book; however, for those of us who have been there and done that, it’s almost like passing a college class and being forced to take it a second time.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review