I really appreciated the message of this book. It was a powerful example of how important our intent is with any endeavor and how speaking and building everything around that intent creates profound results.
The examples get slightly redundant, but help to bring the message home. It caused me to ponder and change how I approach any new endeavor and how I build teams based on a why instead of a what it how.
I would recommend this for anyone interested in best practices in leadership - well worth adding to a leadership library.
Start with Why was a very good book that explains the importance of knowing the reason behind your actions. Businesses that never lose sight of their "why" accomplish more and have a greater impact than those that merely focus on the "what" and "how" of their business.
This book gets pretty repetitive at times and I wish there were more examples of companies that "start with why." I got a little bored hearing about the same 5 companies throughout the book. However, the book really redeems itself in the last third (the first third is good too).
Long story short, this is an important book to read before starting any business. I definitely recommend it :)
OK book - got a few interesting concepts helpful for leaders. Unfortunately I am not convinced that starting with why is the only reason why some companies succeed. Also the concept of why people vs how people is somewhat dubious - for example, Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg, Page, et al are both why and how people - they don't just set the vision but in those early days rolled up their sleeves to code / sell / negotiate contracts to get their respective companies up and going...
The way a business should be conducted. If we want to have a world where profit will be part of the business but not the main reason to it existence this is the philosophy we will have to apply.
This book completely changed how I viewed my life. It made me evaluate some of the things that I was doing, and made sure that they aligned with my why. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that would like to live with a life of purpose.