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
Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
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'd make it more life a story and less like a research project. More on real people and companies and less on the numbers.
No, but it was a hard listen, compared to other books in this genre. Traction and E-Myth were definitely more friendly to this ear.
Run of Mill
This book is just great as Jim Collins usually is. Many good points and it makes you think about how you are running your business
His quotes are very great
It made me think alot
The book itself wasn't that bad but I just couldn't bear through the book. Other reviewers mentioned this problem too but I thought I could make it. I was wrong.
No. You'll regret wasting your money and/or credits.
Anyone. This is not far from the truth.
I very much respect the value of Jim Collins researches. While I was reading this book I often thought I was re-reading Good to Great. Many exemples and conclusions were the same. The subject title is the same. If you read one of these books, there's no need to read the other.
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