As others have noted, this "abridged" version is incomplete. Howard Zinn is a fascinating mind and this audio version of his book doesn't do his research and perspective justice. I will have to get the actual book and actually *gasp* READ it. What *IS* in the audiobook, however, is intriguing and sometimes mind-boggling.
Good book, well worth the listen. Starts to get a *little* tedious by the second half ("I get the point now, thanks") but overall it's worth every penny if you want to think differently and lead others to think differently. Full of real world examples not just bios of successful "re-imagineers" but also how.
It's less about specific mythological stories and more about the overall chronology about the Norse mythos, and it's sometimes oversimplified (Loki Loki Loki!). Nevertheless it's a fun read/listen and entertaining even to those who aren't major fantasy buffs or European pre-history buffs.
Guy Kawasaki's presentations are usually in the form of "top ten" lists, and this goes along with that format. One of my b-school professors had covered the book extensively in class, and I was expecting a little more from this, but as a refresher or even an introduction it's worthwhile. As others have noted, the sound quality is deplorable and it is a little oversimplified, but it should encourate you delve deeper.
The info is good and I enjoyed listening to it while I tuned out traffic, etc., but the format (of the audiobook) is like a lot of lists, and not a lot of useful application advice.
If you don't already have some other reference (written or verbal) then the heavy vocabulary is meaningless. I did not find it easy to memorize words and then try to put them together. If you want to learn Danish all-audio, go with Pimsleur. And yes the pauses between English and Danish are excrutiating. But if all you need is vocabulary or a refresher, this would probably work.
I have an MBA and have started businesses. This is a good briefing on some common sense - and some not-so-common-sense - guidelines for being prepared to make the leap off the precipice. Consider this audiobook one of the ropes holding your parachute in place. Combined with other, perhaps more detailed educational materials, Before You Quit Your Job can be helpful to its intended audience: those who feel entrepreneurial desires but have lived in the E/S quadrant most of their lives.
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