Placentia CA, United States | Member Since 2011
Obey the Nano
I enjoyed the book, but clearly it's tone and approach is one of pure awe and respect for Tata, the team, and the car. This is NOT an objective story. Also it is incomplete because it deliberatelyleaves the reader with the impression that the Nano will sell sell sell more and more until everyone has one. That has not come to pass, but you wouldn't know that from this book. Also very disappointing: There is nothing for an engineer to learn about the car. Oh sure we hear about what the engineers did and thought, but only on a personal, emotional level, and how they worked as a team, and had dinners, and loved the chairman.
He is superb! I started to listen in double speed (after I realized the book was just cheerleading for the Nano) and could still understand him.
Mr. Tata: To design an car around the engine is like designing a shirt around a button.
This is NOT an objective story. Repeat: NOT objective.
Funny and fun, and I was so nervous for Mitnick! This and Pillars of the Earth are the only books I have sat in a parking lot listening to because I did not want to stop. His poor saintly Gram and mom, I hope they are ok. I worried about them more than I did Kevin, ha! Seriously this is a fantastic book, excellent narration,and even more spectacular larger than life story about a kid who was too smart for his own good, but too good to stop hacking. I admire his ethics of not stealing credit cards or destroying files. Phone Phreaks! You will know what that means when you read this book. FREE. KEVIN.
You are purchasing someone reading formulae. If that is what you want, you will get your money's worth here. If not, just keep moving and don't get sucked in by the low price.
This book will forever change how you perceive measurement and risk. And told in a way that is easy to understand. I really enjoyed it. BUT don't stop with just this book! The Failure of Risk Management is required reading along with this one. Seriously!
This story is so well told. It is personal and touching, while still being historically accurate. I LOVED and cherished the "rest of the story" at the end, giving us a glimpse of what the boys went through after the war.
I did not like or dislike this book. It spends >80% of its time advocating the effectiveness and value of super crunching numbers, and giving dozens of examples of how it is used effectively. It could have accomplished that goal in far less time.
The balance of the book touched a very little bit on what super crunching actually is, but way too little for me. Near the end, the author says this book is an introduction, and you have to take him quite literally on that point. Get this book if you are interested in how super crunching is used. I got this book because I wanted to know more about how it is done, and I was disappointed.
Part 1 is not about cathedral building at all, but instead about the lives of some super interesting people whose paths crossed in 1492 or whenever. VERY interesting. SOOOO well performed. I felt like I was there with them. But... so, when are they going to actually build the cathedral?
This is a somewhat typical spy novel complete with attempts at sexy girls and cheesy manufactured hero moments, with some technology sprinkled in. But I sort of enjoyed it.I read it at the recommendation of a friend, but I could not recommend it unless you the reader know who is Mark Russinovich and want to read his book, his first.
Absolutely. Training is about dedication and repetition. I thought I knew most of the subject of this book, but it was great to hear it again, especially from The Master! This guy knows his stuff.
Ron Fry is a GREAT narrator!
If you think you know it all, you don't. Like Ron Fry says, confidence is awesome until it makes you lazy.
In business meetings both formal and informal, I retold many of the stories from the book, and started applying many of the tips right away! I was entertaining most of all, but very practical and fun to listen to.
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