Written in a way that doesn't require you to be a Doctor to understand, the book gives an interesting glimpse into the science of genomics, the personalities that have shaped it, and the potential impact on humankind. The author really does a great job at making the book story-like rather than textbook-like, which makes the listen quite enjoyable and entertaining.
The book is really geared towards showing the distinction between truly being wealthy and simply earning a lot of money. Based on the authors research, the book goes into details about how to accumulate wealth and the habits of people who do this well and those who do it poorly. I found the book helped open my eyes further about financially positioning myself for the future. On the downside, I found that the unabridged version was quite repetitive; they just keep pounding the same points home over and over. That and they didn't do a great job at reconciling some of the obvious biases in the results of their research. Still worth a listen, though.
Admittedly, I didn't even make it through all of this book -- despite the relatively short listen. It was just that painful. The analogies to business are so poor (vague, general, without use) that the book fails to make any connection between chess and business other than that they are both competitive arenas. Perhaps someone with an especially keen interest in chess would find it more interesting, but there are probably better chess-related books out there.
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