I have listened to authors who deal with similar subjects, self-development and productivity. Personally, I felt the material had a decent base in motivation and productivity ideas, along with ways to encourage growth. However, as a non-religious atheist, I found there was a bit too much God talk, personally. This obviously will depend on the reader/listener, and I do not have anything against that style in general, however if the reader is not of an Abrahamic faith, 3 hours or so of this audiobook could get a little tedious. By hour 4, I had mostly stopped paying attention. The end of the book, concerned with more practical details, got a bit of my attention back.
Disappointing is the incorrect word. It was fine but the theme of his story was obscured by the reliance of determining what "God's plan" for the reader is.
Other reviewers have mentioned this:
His reading was actually pretty decent. I loved David Allen and Stephen Covey reading their books. Miller is close to them but I'm pretty sure he had a sore throat at the end. You can hear something in his mouth, probably a lozenge.
It provided a little motivation, weighed down by a bit too much theology for my tastes. However, for others it will likely re-ignite fires and such.
Dave Ramsey is a faith driven man, which could come off strong to an atheist like me, but it doesn't. Nearly all of his advice is practically important, and he delivers it all with passion WITHOUT needing to refer to Jesus constantly.
This is an all-encompassing book about determining your strengths, starting a business, assembling a team, managing the work, defining products/services, and more. As an amateur, I appreciated the breadth of the material. The passion and conviction which has come with years of preaching, no doubt, made the hours fly by, even during a second listen-through immediately after the first.
The Personal MBA has much of the same material but with more of the "nitty gritty" details. EntreLeadership focuses mostly on the actual business-side of project and people management, whereas The Personal MBA covers everything from business tax to personal health/diet.
The one downside: If you have listened to Ramsey's "EntreLeadership" podcast, you have heard the most important pieces of this book. In the podcast, you'll hear a recording of Ramsey in front of an audience (where he shines even more) performing parts/excerpts of this material, then a host discusses the main topic with a guest.
I suggest listening to the audiobook, and if you enjoy the material, listen to the EntreLeadership Podcast from Episode 1. It would be a great way to refresh all the information.
Some theology is there but entirely digestible and even charming in places, if that doesn't happen to be your cup of tea.
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