Murray uses statistics from 1960 to 2010 as a basis for his arguments as to how our society has become fragmented into the haves and the have nots. This could be a dry oration on statistics, but it is artfully woven into a captivating story.
I would rank this as one of the best books to read if you want to understand the cultural changes that have occurred over the past 50 years.
I've always been intrigued by WW II. This book provides an excellent narrative using an inside view but mostly based on the journals and documents of those that were part of Hitler's inner circle. I highly recommend this book to all.
Some parts are very disturbing, but we should never close our eyes to the bad side of human nature. The scary part is to think that it happened only seventy or so years ago.
Interesting case studies are presented, but I would have preferred to hear a little more in depth input on the theories of what caused these abnormalities and what malfunctioned in the brain. The collection of stories and cases studies seemed to be rather disconnected to one another. It might have been a better read had they focused on only one aspect of brain malfunction and dove deeper into the symptoms and cause.
This is a great read to give you a new perspective of the history of science and math. I really appreciated the insight into what it was like in the 1600's and how these men came to enlighten all.
I found it interesting to note that a lot of what he is saying here is the way I've lived my life for 30 years. I concur w/ Ramsey and what he is saying about wealth building. I got the book in hopes that I might know what it is about to encourage others to follow the same path.
Some of his claims are over-rated and rely on averages that just haven't panned out over the past 10 years, but otherwise the principles are sound.
I found this a very interesting book that I could apply the principles to my work as a first line manager and in my personal life. I found that some of the things he was talking about for the comparative companies was how I was operating in my job and in my life. I can already see differences in performance in my department just my implementing a few basic ideas from this book.
The author narrates this book. In that he sort of lectures but clearly interjects and adds commentary beyond the content of the book.
I'm rating this w/ 2 stars only due to some good information sprinkled throughout a repetitious ramble. Raymond Francis repeats himself over and over again. I wonder if this book was written by multiple people that never compared notes nor read the final product. I wish I had counted how many times he told me that sugar and processed oil are bad for me.
Did Francis have a quota for the number of pages he had to write? This could easily have been consolidated into about 1/4 the space.
I was very interested in the ideas about running, but the story line was weak and maybe just a tad too juvenile for me.
I hesitated to get the unabridged version of this book due to the length, but I'm glad I did. Even though it consumed a lot of my time, I got it, listened all the way through and enjoyed every minute.
Some of the chapters were so good, I've listened to them more than once.
It pulled me in right from chapter one and held my attention all the way to the end. It is probably one of the best books I've gotten from audible. ...very entertaining.
I found this book very disappointing. The plot was weak and predictable. If you enjoy an abundance of drugs, sexual innuendo and profanity embedded in every other conversation, then this is a great book for you.
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