I am in the unique situation to actually attend a lot of very prominent business school (Haas @ Berkely) classes.
Let me simply say, this book goes no where near the quality or depth of information provided in the classes I sit in on.
It is a good primer on business, but just that. It doesn't speak on deep MBA topics.
Author is a bit wordy in some chapters but delivers a lot of information for the money for those of us without a Business Degree.
I loved how he explained the worth of an MBA in these days and it can be made for by reading and learning as you go. I believe in hard work and I believe that the core focus of this book was not to rely on a piece of paper you will pay a lot of money for to bring you happiness.
Josh actually has one of the better narrative voices but his over pronunciation of words absolutely drives you crazy in the first few hours. Someone may have had a word to him later in the book because it does ease off but I was very close to not finishing it due to that one small thing.
Don't over pronounce words, no need for it.
Actual material was good and well researched.
Yes! Every three months is the plan.
I have not. I hope to in the future.
Yes! But I couldn't.
Great for people like me the self learner.
No - this book reads like a textbook. It is difficult to listen to because there are lists of principles and concepts. The information seems well-researched and the author delivered on my expectations for content. There is just very little story line.
Unlikely. I would certainly like to own some of his books in a physical form, but listening to them is very much like hearing someone read a Psychology 101 textbook - interesting, but hard to stay engaged with.
No, the information was too dense to digest in one sitting.
Solid information that I want to have, just more useful if delivered in a media other than audio.
This book summarizes principles of business in a condensed but effective form. It covers key principles and things you can relate to practically and not theoretically. Especially recommended to those planning on starting their own business.
Just skip the intro or breeze through it. I had thought of returning the book half way in the intro but once the first chapter starts it is quite good.
I did not care much for the presentation
not really, but this author has not helped the market.
It was all personal anecdotes
The mechanics and concepts presented are workable.
This book could have covered the same material in half the time.
First of all, you could tell that a lot of content had been translated out of tables. The delivery was painfully repetitive and would have been nearly intolerable in almost any format. Even if certain points would have been informative in print, they came off as obvious and patronizing in audiobook.But what made it really terrible was the "blonk" noise that they play at the start of every section. Ever get so many emails in a short time that you mute your phone so as not to throw it against a wall? That very same noise is used to punctuate the book every minute or two, driving me into a murderous rage within minutes. I finally had some mercy on myself and shut it off after about an hour.
The terrible "blonk" noise at the start of every section!