I feel like the narrator is preforming for a 3rd grade class, he is simple terrible. The only way to tolerate the book is at 2x speed
Really solid message
anyone, he is simple the worst
Tell us about yourself!
Collins uses a similar comparison technique he used in his Built to Last, Good to Great, and How the Mighty Fall books however the focus is now comparison of companies during times of great turmoil. The discussion around how companies deal with good and bad luck and how the great companies are prepared ahead of time to gain from both good and bad luck was very eye opening idea. Very similar to the other books but still a very worthwhile read.
What a horrible book. Why couldn't these guys hire a narrator? It's like listening to a motivational speaker yelling at your ear. Pauses for like two seconds every other word for the whole effect of driving you nuts. The thesis of the book is interesting, as long as you can tolerate the narration.
I thought the subject matter and perspective were interesting but the narration was a bit slow and choppy. I ended up changing the playback speed to 1.25x and that made it a lot better.
This book was fun to listen to because Collins is such an animated talker. And the 20 mile march is an incredibly sticky concept I found great value in. This is one of those audiobooks that provoked so much thinking on my end that I found my mind wandering incessantly; both a good and bad thing! I've already listened to some parts twice and feel like this is a book I could listen to a dozen times and still gain value.
I great book to make you think about your own business and humbly acknowledge how far you have to go.
Enthusiastic without going over-the-top
All in all no surprises
It wasn't so much the performance, as the whole book could have been 60 pages
I haven't read the print version. I listened to the audio version while driving.
His insight from research & learning.
Easy to listen (for not English people), easy to understand. A good book that i suggest to everyone!
That at the end there are no significant insights from the book
There is a long description in the book of the research of finding the outperforming companies, but afterwards there were no real characteristics that are unique about those companies, therefore, very little to learn from this book.