• The Way of the Intelligent Rebel

  • Succeed Outside the System, Teach Yourself Anything, and Achieve Ultimate Freedom
  • By: Olivier Roland
  • Narrated by: Russell Bentley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you dream of a less stressful life? Break out of the system, embrace your purpose, and shape your own journey to success and fulfilment.

If you feel stuck in the commute-work-sleep cycle and dream of something other than the daily grind, this is the audiobook for you. Olivier Roland will show you how to start a successful business that serves your lifestyle and helps you find your ultimate purpose - your 'raison d'être'.

The Way of the Intelligent Rebel guides you through the stages of building a business with minimum risk that serves you and your passions. Olivier will inspire you to think outside the box, understand the limitations of conventional schooling and engage in life-long learning. You'll discover how to:

  • set up a successful business that enhances your life
  • live a rewarding life while adding value to society
  • turn your perceived 'weaknesses' into strengths and embrace your individuality
  • understand why and how the modern education system is flawed and not designed with everyone in mind
  • transform your life into an adventure and walk your own path in the world

Based on personal experience, research into thousands of entrepreneurs, and over 400 scientific studies, The Way of the Intelligent Rebel will help you realize your full potential, embrace your creativity, and shape your own journey to success. What are you waiting for?

©2021 Olivier Roland (P)2021 Hay House

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Regurgitation of 4 hour work week and others

Was not impressed with this recommendation from Robert Greene. A few nuggets but mostly rehashed info with tons of unnecessary fluff. For example, he lists every category offered on Upwork. why? i could look that up myself. Tell me the relevant ones maybe

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  • T.G. Court
  • 07-24-22

Same as all other business books

This book has simply copied all the other business books. Boring rubbish with 'this is what I did' narrative. Nothing new, intelligent or rebellious. Much better business books out there.

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  • Tony H.
  • 03-07-22

I would definitely recommend this book

Olivier Roland is someone you can learn a lot from and I would definitely recommend this book

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  • Mr. J. Webb
  • 08-04-21

A book of (nearly) two halves

For me, this felt like two books stitched together. Part 1 (approx. 5 hours of the 15 hour run time) was somewhat interesting, and discussed why "intelligent rebels" might feel uncomfortable or unfulfilled in traditional educational or works settings. However, Part 2 (the remaining 10 hours) was like a generic business or marketing book that seemed to completely abandon the overall theme of the title.

I don't recall even hearing the term "intelligent rebel" mentioned much in the latter chapters of the book, which added to the feeling that they were tacked on as padding. Even the content of Part 2 jumped from subject to subject as it quoted other people's books and regurgitated decades old marketing tactics such as Squeeze Pages and Pay-Per-Click Ads. I'm not saying that these things might not be useful to somebody new to marketing, but they're 20 years old and over-saturated, so hardly innovative or "outside the system".

Some of the other "tactics" suggested seemed downright dubious. For example, selling pre-orders for a book that you've only written a contents page for. If you sell enough pre-orders then you write the book. If you don't sell enough pre-orders then you just abandon the whole idea and refund the pre-order money. I know this is basically how crowd-funding works, but crowd-funding sites only take the money if the (publicly displayed) project funding target is met. They don't take the money and sit on it until the author decides if it's worth their time to bother writing the book. This sounds a bit like one of those internet marketing tactics from 10 years ago that will get you a bad reputation pretty quickly.

In summary then, the first half is somewhat interesting, the second half feels like a collection of unrelated essays or blog posts repeating what others have already said over the past 20 years (Tim Ferris, Robert B. Cialdini etc.).