If you've got devious motives, it may be for you. If you can see something deeper than I can, and wade through all the selfish content, it may be for you.
I doubt it.
I came back to return this book before the prologue even ended. Read some reviews and most were positive so I decided to give it a chance. 2 hours in and I still don't like the tone. He does have some truths in there, but I feel they are laced with darker motives.
It's a good refresher and reminder of the print material.
How to be powerful.
It inspired me and helped me expand my mindset.
This audio material changed my life.
Abridge the book to no more than 2 hours
The ancient stories were useless
No, the narration sounded like Vincent Price narrating Thriller, but for 10 hours
Decent advice, although it was often contradictory from one law to the next.
Yes. Because in it lies several techniques on how to manuaver and cover all terrains of the any human relationship.
The authors careful disection.
I liked his delivery, his pauses were acurate and dramatic.
The concept of power has been diluted by our need to be "civilized", but it still very much exerts a powerful force over our society.
This book was friggin' awesome. I reconmend it to anyone, anywhere.
the practical examples
the last part about setting your own standards of wisdom and guiding yourself rather than allowing others to guide you
I was at first freaked out by the sheer evilness of this book. my intention for reading it was to understand how people think and how they feel towards me so i can better handle interactions with them. this book is good for those who feel themselves to be manipulated by others
I enjoyed the historical figures and how many of them applied tactics that helped them succeed in shaping history.
Hannibal and Me
yes I would
Yes I would
Somewhat. Didn't like skipping pages.
yes, I would
Didn't like how the audible file skipped through several parts of the book. That I wouldn't have known had I not had the printed copy.
The Island Maven
If you come away with just a few ideas the listen was worth it.
Interesting histosrical stories and conclusions.
Perhaps to Greene's dismay, "Ch.2: Never letting friends to close", but sure, why not!
The "modern day Sun Tzu" always comes to mind when thinking of Greene, for histories and war content, but perhaps more abstractly Dale Carnegie's "how to make friends..."
I've heard other books read by this deep voiced man and think he captures well the often times seriousness of the subjects of war and power. Can be listened to in FF (1.5x or faster) because of his well enunciating and powerful voice.
Good reminders are provided by the almost snipit feeling passages. I definitely remember there being more info in the book (non-abridged) version. Greene packed so much good info, Leslie probably wasnt down for all that. Haha Nice to have the book around to reference for some deeper study. lengths of chapters could have been a bit longer for me but not bad on the go.
This book conatains lessons inside the lessons nevermind the history perspectives one gleans along the way. Great read with a plethora of historical reminders and leadership methods. I will definately return to this book and suggest it to both friends and co-workers.