I rather enjoyed this book. However, as someone that is pretty happy, grateful for the things I have and more concerned with environmental issues then the average person . . . I would have to say that I'm in the minority. Having just spent a year traveling around the 'western world' and now returned to my small home town in Canada; I would have to say that what the author has to say relates to most of the people that I met during my travels . . . it's certainly worth listening to (regardless which side of the coin your on.)
Funny, interesting & important book about a regular guy that struggles to get off the grid, off oil and eat locally.
You should hop on youtube and search 'farewell my subaru' to watch the 'trailer' for his book.
My own efforts have been to drive a VW that runs on bio-diesel and switch to wind power.
There is some very useful information here. Unfortunately, the delivery is a little on the dull side. The author really should have delivered it himself. I'm sure he would have done a better job considering that he is a professional speech coach.
The author does a pretty decent job of laying out the 'Broken Windows' theory and its implications for business. But, as the old saying goes . . . when you've got a hammer in your hand everything looks like a nail . . . and to stick with the broken windows metaphor the author often confuses broken windows with cracked foundations, shoddy architecture and outdated methods of building.
David expands on the basics that he laid out in his first book "Getting Things Done." So, if you enjoyed his first book and found his methods useful, you'll also get a lot out of "Ready for Anything." However, since this book build on the previous one. I would highly recommend listening to "Getting Things Done" first.
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