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  • Published: 17 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241397411
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

Company of One

Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business




The only person you need to start and run a highly profitable and sustainable company is you

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Company of One by Paul Jarvis, read by Sam Woolf.

What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale up a new business, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better-and smarter-solution is simply to remain small?

Company of One
is a refreshing new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size of business. Not as a freelancer who only gets paid on a per piece basis, and not as an entrepreneurial start-up that wants to scale up as soon as possible, but as a small business that is deliberately committed to staying that way. By staying small, you can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you, including how to generate cash flow on an ongoing basis.

Paul Jarvis left the corporate world when he realized that working in a high-pressure, high-profile world was not his idea of success. Instead, he now works for himself out of his home, and lives a much more rewarding and productive life. He no longer has to contend with an environment that constantly demands more productivity, more output and more growth.

In Company of One, Jarvis explains how you can do the same, including planning to set up, determining desired revenues and keeping clients happy, and of course, doing all this on your own.

  • Published: 17 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241397411
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for Company of One

Jarvis makes a compelling case for making your business better instead of bigger. A must-read for any entrepreneur who prioritizes a rich life over riches

Cal Newport, bestselling author of Deep Work

You're not a machine, so why would you run your business like one? Company of One shows you another way. If you've ever wondered how to have a business that works for you-instead of the other way around-you need this book

Chris Guillebeau, bestselling author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup

The default equation of more = better in business isn't working anymore. If you want to build something that matters, make a difference for your family and the world, and actually enjoy what you do, Company of One offers the inspiration and step by step actions that will change the way you do business, and the way you do life

Courtney Carver, bestselling author of Soulful Simplicity

Your business can thrive with less! Company of One is an riveting, lucidly written guide to run a successful minimalist business

Joshua Fields Millburn, Author of The Minimalist

Paul is the savviest sole proprietor I know. This book is a permission slip to reject tired corporate business advice in favour of a smaller, slower, more personal approach

Jocelyn K. Glei, Host of Hurry Slowly

Paul Jarvis will help you open your eyes to a broader, wiser definition of growth. One of learning, one of betterment, one of contentment ... The most important ingredient is a new worldview. Company of One can give you just that

David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails and founder of Basecamp

There's not one, right way. Only your way. Paul's book, Company of One, can help you find your way

Ben Chestnut, CEO and Founder of MailChimp

Company of One will give you invaluable insights to focus on the purposeful, interesting, and impactful work you actually love doing, right alongside permission to stop blindly chasing growth by defining success on your own terms

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, Authors of Being Boss

You are not alone with Company of One. If, like so many others, you're setting out to take on the world by yourself, then welcome to the best company there is, your own

Sam Conniff Allende, author of Be More Pirate

A bright, useful entry in the small-is-beautiful genre

Kirkus Reviews

Company of One is the next frontier for less is more

Richard Koch, bestselling author of The 80/20 Principle and Simplify

In Company of One, entrepreneur Paul Jarvis attacks the rapid growth model of Silicon Valley and promotes a different, gentler route to business success, calling for a slow growth movement

Tom Hodgkinson, Book of the week, Idler Magazine

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