Businessman, Technologist, Marketer. Loves to learn and enjoys books. Mostly nonfiction plus historic novels.
This is a super interesting read (or listen). The book is very well written and very well read. It is enjoyable.
The stories are very inspirational. The message is crisp. The principles are valid and valuable. I just don't think it is a book that makes it easy to put them into practice. The stories are based on ultra successful people, some that started at the bottom, and how they rose to success - but there is little advice that one can get into practice at the end of the book.
It is not one of those books that leaves me with a dozen post-it notes and a couple action items. And yet, I have to recommend this book. It delivers on its promise of success hacking.
I had the privilege of attending one of professor Daly's classes at UT Austin, where he is a favorite among students, and for very good reason.
Novices and experts will find in this book excellent, practical advice that will help them advocate their ideas and projects in any function at work or in their personal life. This is not a book about a central idea or one that tries to sell you into a consulting practice - it is a collection of stories, techniques and strategies that will help anyone succeed.
I am recommending it as a must read to everyone on my team at work.
My only regret is the narrator, which is OK but not as fun energetic and engaging as professor Daly is in person. I guess I had high expectations. Still, an excellent listen. You may want to have pen and paper handy while listening to this one.
There is no doubt Alexander the Great is one of the most important leaders and strategists and that he had tremendous influence in shaping the world where we live today.
This audio book does a great job of providing a detailed, but always interesting account of his life, accomplishments and legacy. Even though it is audio, the description of the battles and the strategies followed are clear and incredibly interesting.
The author provides a fantastic summary of Alexander's strategy and legacy. The author's commentary about how it relates to corporate strategy is sparse and not very effective. Which makes this a poor book on strategy but a wonderful book on history and the legacy of Alexander the Great. I enjoyed it thoroughly.