This book is the longest (and most indefensibly self-righteous) bullet list you'll ever read. You'll agree with some of the authors' points, disagree with others, but nothing is reasoned or substantiated enough to move a thoughtful reader from one side to the other.
To anyone who might be tempted to regard the authors' success in business as evidence of the soundness of their ideas, consider that every business succeeds because of good practices and in spite of bad ones. This book does nothing to help anyone reasonably decide which are which.
One of the best. It has lots of timeless business lessons. Very clear and direct.
It explains things that feel so obvious that they shouldn't need to be said; but that most likely do indeed need to be said.
Certain conclusions and suggestions:
- Getting to great starts by cutting out stuff that's good.
- You can't build progress on-top of a pending decision. Make lots of small decisions, nothing is final and can be changed later, just progress forward. If you're only making small decisions you can't make a huge mistake.
- Rules for productive meetings
A very official sounding speaker with a very loosely written book. There are definitely some great points, but it tends to point at things saying investors are always bad and take complete control, a very polar perspective.
While much of the content may be correct or at least thought provoking, the laundry list of dos and don'ts approach is a turn off. Ironically, the book suggests not being categorical about certain things in business, but is itself full of categorical imperatives. Taking one path and succeeding doesn't make that path (however conventional or unconventional) the only road to success.
Jason and David really pour great insights on how to drive a successful company. From button down to sky high.
Really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
I couldn't wait to come back to it. Excellent, simple and pragmatic wisdom.
And the narration - Mike Chamberlain was brilliant!
Loved every second of it.
Thanks for writing this book.