While interesting to listen to and heart warming, this book presents the act of starting and running a business in a very simplistic and naive way. I am not saying that many very successful people do not have similar ways of running their businesses but there is nowhere in the book that gives the reality of the huge percentages of businesses that fail even when they do take all the book's lessons to heart.
My review comes from my experience of starting and running multiple successful and failed businesses. Reader beware. This book will only give you one side of the story.
It's not often that I read a book in novel form such as this and come away really thinking differently. I would put this book in the same category as "The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team" - but the story itself is really interesting in and of itself. The principles within are solidified through it - it has a parable-like impact. Great listen.
This book has taught me that all I need to be successful, and all people will every truly recognize me for and reward me for is by being myself, being genuine, and working with them, with their best interest always in mind, to accomplish their goals and get them what they want. So happy I stumbled upon this. I highly recommend.
I started out giving this book the "15 minute test" and before I realized it, I was halfway through the story. I am an avid fan of how-to books as well as fiction so putting the lessons in a story works very well for me.
The lessons contained in this book are easy to grasp and timeless. I see a lot of myself 20 years ago in the main character. I wish I had learned these lessons back then.
This is a book I will definitely listen to multiple times.