It brought tears to my eyes for the love, the humor and the steadfastness of these two remarkable people. I will be listening to it again.
The main reason I selected this book was to see what else I could learn about mind-mapping techniques. I was disappointed that there was nothing added to what I already learned over the years. It has been almost 30 years since this book was written, long enough for this cutting edge material for 1988 to have merged with present-day pedagogy and popular culture. I highly recommend it if you are new to whole mind thinking (the rationale for using mind maps) or to mind-mapping basics. Even though there is no visual material with the CD, the description is sufficient to help the listener visualize the mind map that Tony Buzon walks you through. Additionally, there are several short experiential tasks that create learning for the listening audience.
Intense personality who "got" the importance of intentional congruence in the branding of "Apple", but didn't "get" or take responsibility for the way he treated people. Read this to understand his intense devotion to the fine details and the whole presentation of the Apple image and products. If you remember the movie "The Illusionist" and all the devotion to details and presentation in setting up the presentation, there's a parallel to Steve Jobs' skill and genius as a showman.
Some reviewers comment negatively on the narrator. IMHO he is not a bad reader, just slow. Increasing the speed to 1.5 on the Audible app made the narration more comfortable to my ears.
I don't want to waste my time or credits on books I might not enjoy. So I was so glad to find this gem! The author is the reader and I felt drawn in, as if I was there. I read it through in a couple of days during breaks at work and (I admit) while working at my computer. Enjoyed his reading of the different characters with their accents. Also taught me about another culture through the story. I highly recommend this one!
The Western trained narrator is too dramatic for my taste. Seems to me the reader should be trying to convey the author as well as the book. This narrative style is sometimes too pretentious dramatic and stern, not to mention mispronouncing Vivekananda's name several times. This style distances the reader, and personally, I want to be drawn in. I hope this book can be rerecorded. For a listener who isn't bothered by this style, the book itself is fantastic and worth a listen.
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