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Choose Your Enemies Wisely

Written by: Patrick Bet-David,Greg Dinkin
Narrated by: Patrick Bet-David
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What’s the difference between your competitor and your enemy?

You know who your competitors are. You keep tabs on them regularly, and can list them calmly, along with their strengths and weaknesses.

But your enemies are a whole other matter. They’re the haters and the doubters who said you’d never make it, the ones who stomped on your dreams. When you think about your enemies, you get emotional. You feel like you won’t let anything—or anyone—stop you.

In Choose Your Enemies Wisely, Patrick Bet-David, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author, founder of Valuetainment, and host of The PBD Podcast, shows how to harness that emotion to turbocharge your business, dominate this year, and grow for generations after.

But first, you need to choose your enemies wisely.

Bet-David has spent years perfecting the system that led to the knockout success of his own financial services company. Now, Bet-David shares the secret behind this system: his 12 Business Building Blocks, which will teach you how to seamlessly blend emotion and logic in your business plan. Both a practical document for achieving goals and the fuel needed to fire up yourself and your team, this plan goes beyond the “how” and digs deeper into the “why”: not only how you’ll get funding, but why you need long-term vision; why you must build a culture that makes employees want to run through walls; why you have to know the enemy you’re out to prove wrong. Straightforward and simple, the steps in this book will lead you to move the levers that create exponential growth and lasting success.

Listen to Choose Your Enemies Wisely if you are a visionary, dreamer, and big thinker. Where you are now in your business journey doesn’t matter. By following Bet-David’s plan, you will set up your business for sustainable success and accomplish your most audacious goals.

* This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF that contains important visual aids from the book.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Patrick Bet-David and Greg Dinkin (P)2023 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“While Choose Your Enemies Wisely is an excellent guide to creating a business plan that will accelerate your company’s success, it is also, at its core, an ode to American capitalism—and Bet-David is living proof that anyone can achieve their wildest dreams, with the right motivation.”—Ken Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot

"One of the best lessons my dad taught me is that 'adversity is a terrible thing to waste.' You can’t control what challenges life throws at you, but you can decide how you react to them, how you let them fuel you. In this inspiring book, Patrick Bet-David unpacks this idea brilliantly, and lays out a step by step path that will help you bring your business dreams to life."—Will Guidara, national bestselling author of Unreasonable Hospitality

"Patrick understands and can see the entire big picture, which very few can do. He is able to use that insight to inspire and motivate individuals to reach their highest goals."—Tommy Mottola, former Chairman and CEO of Sony Music

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A must read for entrepreneur

I usually read 1book/week. Took me a month to read this book because after 10-15min my brain was working too much and I missed a part of the text. Good book to rewire the brain into entrepreneur mode. Will def buy the paper version and read the last few chapter. Thank you PBD.

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Wow!

What an eye opening read! I discovered so much about myself and my mind and way I was thinking with my businesses and my life. If you are looking to grow your in all aspects of your life...please read and re read 🫡

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Outside the box thinking

Great book for people if you’re in the business world or even in regular life on how to see things from a different perspective.

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An Essential Read

This audiobook, personally, has been remarkably compelling. It led me to confront stagnant areas and exposed blind spots in my life. Despite initial skepticism about its premise, the breakthroughs I experienced were profound. Patrick Bet-David's narration, with its conviction and passion, elevates the impact. As someone who let it linger in the Wishlist for a month, my advice is: don't wait. Dive into this transformative journey; it's worth every moment! Once you get it start the book right away!

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Good performance but this book is just fluff

PDB is a good salesman and the performance is excellent but this book is nothing but empty words, made up stories and fluff

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We will meet one day

Hello Mr Bet-David, I've been following you since the days you had the big " READ " furniture with all the books in the back for you YouTube videos. you inspired me to open my own business and now we are on way to make 5 millions in revenue this year. I'm in Canada now but one day we will meet. Great books and I highly recommend it.

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Fantastic & Insightful

PBD delivers again! Amazing book with tons of tips and business advice! Highly recommended! Can’t wait for future books!

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A Personal Revelation After Reading the book

Hey Pat, thank you for writing this book. I am in the process of creating my business plan with much more clarity now. I've gleaned so much positivity from the book, from a professional standpoint, but most importantly, on a personal level. I had an extremely difficult father, and I was heavily bullied in primary and secondary school. All of this led to poorly channeled emotions. What I didn't know was that these emotions allowed me to become #1 best real estate broker in my province for several consecutive years. Thanks to your book, I view these people through a different lens. I even feel gratitude towards them. I've reconnected with my father after 12 years. Thank you Pat.

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Pat is a Mensch.

Very cool. Some great insights mixed in with some audio bonuses. Concise, Direct and Helpful. Thanks Pat.

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Practical and inspiring

Patrick’s ability to draw you into the stories behind each principle is unique and drives home the message.

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