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Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  2,654 ratings  ·  252 reviews
From the creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, and “one of the most exciting thinkers” (Ray Dalio, author of Principles ) in business today, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious professional goals.

Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the
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ebook, 275 pages
Published August 18th 2020 by Gallery Books
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Dee Arr
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Depending upon your focus, there is value in this book for more than those who wish to learn more about business strategy. As an “intrepreneur” (author Patrick Bet-David’s word for those who are not running their own business but working and thriving within someone else’s business), I found plenty of information that could be applied to my present situation.

For those who are looking for business strategies to adopt with their own business, this is an excellent book, especially if you have large
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KnowledgeSpecter
I'd been waiting to read this book ever since Patrick announced it. I've been following Valuetainment for years and his book didn't dissapoint.
There were lots of interesting anectodes that made the lessons stick even harder. This is a book that I will defineatly re-read in the future. Truly a top-notch book

Key takeaways:
Master Knowing Yourself - know who you want to be, study the most important product: you, intrapreneur or entrepreneur
Master the Ability to Reason - there's incredible power in l
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Michael Duyvesteijn
Jul 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Perhaps it’s because I’ve been an entrepreneur for a while now, but I uncovered nothing new in this book. I started listening to it, because it came highly recommended by Ray Dalio, who lauded the author, Patrick Bet-David as “one of the most exciting thinkers I’ve had a chance to converse with”. The journey of the author is undoubtedly admirable and inspiring, but it was not as paradigm shifting as anticipated.
Bo
Jan 12, 2021 rated it did not like it
The intro sounded very annoyingly pyramid-scheme-esque. So I googled who Patrick was, and behold, founder of an MLM.

Once I knew that I couldn’t read it without rolling my eyes. And my eyes started hurting so I had to stop. Good for him for finding success scamming people into joining his insurance selling MLM. I’ll find lessons to learn elsewhere.
Mandino Tan
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business-books
Just did a first read through. Amazing book. Tons of learning point. This is a how-to book. If you’re stuck or looking to take your life to the next step. This is for you.

He touches on leadership, introspection, communication and negotiation. Business systems and processes.

Now what I need to do is plan out my next few moves and act on them!
David
Sep 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
There are two ways to read the book.

The first one is to take it at face value as series of tips on how to live and set up your BUSSINESS to sell PRODUCT and make MONEY. And in that category, it works quite well - sometimes you get good starting tips, sometimes you get real valuable experience and sometimes you get complete mumbo from Marcus Aurelius to Einstein. And okay, why not.

However, the second kind of reading was much more interesting for me. Do you want to understand the hustleporn mental
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Jeremy Cox
Oct 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Patrick is a smart guy, who is a great story-teller. That being said, this book fits more in personal development or self-help than in business strategy. The lack of practical steps left me wanting.
Ben Preston
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was ok
It would get a better rating if it hadn't overpromised with the subtitle. Ultimately this is not a book on strategy, let alone a book that can claim that reading it will allow you to "master the art of business strategy". Each chapter focuses on a bit of advice that the author has gleaned from his career in a niche life insurance market.
If you've never read a business book and you picked this one up, I wouldn't tell you to put it down. But if someone came to me looking for a good book on busine
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Robert Cseke
Too much "me, myself and I" in this book for my taste. ...more
Vikrama Dhiman
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strategy that starts from the self

I really enjoyed this book. It had been in my Kindle library for a while. It came to me just at the right time. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with people and struggles to understand why do 'others' not move fast, align better, think better ...
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Pat Krouse
Feb 19, 2022 rated it did not like it
This guy runs a pyramid scheme. He is constantly hyping up how he is a self made entrepreneur but it is BS. PHP agency is a pyramid scheme that makes its money from more people being recruited and paying them fees to join than actually selling products. This guy is just a salesman peddling generic info in order to get you to buy into the idea of his cult. This book has nothing to do with actually strategy. There are plenty of great books out there on the actual subject.
William Bahr
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Way more than Five Moves to move you onward and upward!

This is a fantastic book, extremely well written and researched, the result of the author’s (and presumably coauthor’s) effort to make synergistic and self-reinforcing the individually powerful triad of his research, his writing, and his business.

While his title talks about Five Moves (something that maybe only true geniuses can handle), it’s really his Rule of Three that he uses most often, especially urging one to always think about having
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Michael Ross
May 15, 2022 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
This book made me ask big questions. Questions like:

Why did I read it? It became available at the library.
Why did I put a hold on it in the first place? Not sure, maybe thought it would talk about strategy games.
Why did I read more than half of it? I put it on during a run, and it’s a short audiobook.

Look, Bet-David made it very clear that he and I are never going to be friends. Almost everything about his persona rubs me the wrong way. I hadn’t heard of him beforehand, but doing some research a
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Ann Venkat
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent book on strategies to accelerate your career. The personal anecdotes and no-nonsense (almost harsh) style of writing reminded me of bestselling author Ramit Sethi. Like a readable American version of Sun Tsu - the Art of War.

The tips and methods in this book are practical and totally work! I've used a couple in my own career, learning through trial and error. Hopefully, other readers can bypass the trial method and kickstart their career into high gear.

Some chapters are not relevant
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Jürgen Jürgenson
Mar 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
A strong short book about:
1. Knowing Yourself
2. Ability to reason
3. Building the team
4. Strategies to scale
5. Power Plays
Bruce
Jan 24, 2022 rated it it was ok
While this book had some good tips here and there, it fell woefully short of what it promised. The book is short on actionable strategies and looooong on self-aggrandizing anecdotes.

The best thing I can say about it is that it was an easy read. On the other hand, the content of the book has very little to do with the title (he makes passing mention of “thinking five moves ahead” a few times, and tries to shoe-horn the chess analogy where it doesn’t belong) and I didn’t feel any more confident a
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FAIZAN KHAN
Jun 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
this book is going to equip you like no other 
you don't want your competitors to read this book (pat's on that level now that he doesn't care lol)
your success in business is directly connected to the strategy you employ
the book is full of wisdom and its now time to know your next 5 moves
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Ann Venkat
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book on strategies to accelerate your career. The personal anecdotes and no-nonsense (almost harsh) style of writing reminded me of bestselling author Ramit Sethi. Like a readable American version of Sun Tsu - the Art of War.
The tips and methods in this book are practical and totally work! I've used a couple in my own career, learning through trial and error. Hopefully, other readers can bypass the trial method and kickstart their career into high gear.
If I had to modify something, I
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Anthony Cheng
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was ok
Where to start. The big idea of this book ("think five moves ahead") is basically a good one and there are helpful tips to mine here and there. But there's too much of what I call Dumb Salesguy Philosophy to wade through, nuggets of wisdom like "There are lions and sheep in this world. Be the lion" and citing (fictional) mobsters as models to emulate. You're much better off reading Dan Pink or anything in the Traction series. ...more
Angela Lam
Was expecting a real strategy book that teaches you how to identify the next moves. But this is more of looking at 5 aspects of a business (not really moves per se).

The insights come from his personal experience, people he studied and books he read. Steps 1-3 are more about knowing yourself....Only steps 4-5 are really business-focused. It makes sense, since business is often an extension of yourself. The 5 "moves" are about:
1. Understanding yourself
2. Solving problems effectively
3. Building a
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Jim Razinha
Aug 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
I recently saw a stack of seven books on a city manager's desk; one was a dictionary of finance terms and another was The Daily Stoic and I decided to read the other five, of which this was one. This is the third of those five and I can tell without reading the last two (yet) that it is the least. Probably of those sought out by people who like so-called motivational books, it underdelivers on so many levels, especially its subtitle. I guess the author has a following on some platforms I don’t f ...more
Debjeet Das
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business-startup
This book has lots of effective strategies that will help entrepreneurs, intrapreneur in many ways from conceptualizing the idea, to execute the idea in a practical way, to build an effective team around you, to scale those ideas, and make your company eventually bigger.

1 Master knowing yourself
- your vision must align with who you want to be
- your choices must align with your vision.
- your effort must align with size of your vision
- your behavior must align with your values and principles.

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Reyhan
Jun 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good.

Has all the traits you would associate with Patrick Bet David product. Very comprehensive, very entrepreneurial.

Gives some excellent tips and advice on running and maintaining yourself and by extension your business.

From the examples he gives to the way its organised, the writing style feels pretty much like him talking to you personally. Moreover, just like one of his youtube videos it overdelivers in value.

A business book you can go back to over and over again. Very recommendable.
Adam
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was incredible. Absolutely changed how I view business and interact with people. There is much more to business then just numbers!
Nasos Psarrakos
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great stuff. Very easy to read ♥️♥️
Ali Rokan
Oct 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
A proper version of the "Art of war" ...more
Teresa
Jul 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
Heart information and plenty of practical tools and tactics to be used
Jan Ko
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great book describing how to find your own way, stories from like and how to find proper structure people by starting business
Sim Xing
Nov 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shadow people you want to become, and ask how you can make their lives better.
AMIRA Talaat
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
That is a must read book, it has many secrets for the great mindsets
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