This author repeats himself over and over again, throughout the book, throughout the chapters, until you finally decide to stop listening. Basically this book provides some vague notions about lean dynamics and is referencing Southwest Airlines and Toyota in every paragraph - without actually touching any specifics. Honestly, this book was a waste of my time and I would not recommend it to anyone.
You may enjoy this book if you like well written novels. However I bought this book to actually learn something from it, or at least get me to think about the subject. However the content is very disappointing.
Although I have really tried, I was not able to finish the entire book. Apart from the fact that the reader's voice is a bit annoying, the author likes to hammer every point thoroughly by repetition... over and over again. This book could potentially be 90% shorter by removing repetition. There are a few interesting points in this book to be honest, but it just doesn't justify the time spent reading it.
Very interesting way to look at things, opposite to many people's normal way of working. You cannot plan everything and expect perfection from the first try. Experience will teach you how to improve aim after you have fired. Good reading from a person with lots of experience to earn enough credibility.
This book is good when you don't have that much experience in sales and get discouraged by negative responses on your sales pitches. Holmes' experience is vast in this field and shows you that this is normal in the sales process, and provides helpful tips on how to increase efficiency of sales. Sometimes Holmes encourages slightly misleading advertising techniques, which may definitely be efficient but I wouldn't feel good using on my potential customers.
The word "rich" refers to riches of all kind. That it be money or happiness. Basically the message is quite simple, and tells you to go for all your dreams. Hill proves that this is a pre-requisite to any success. He also tries to show that believing is a guarantee for success. However this lacks any evidence or data. Nice reading though.
I found it hard to concentrate and listen to the book. The pace is quite quick in summing up historical events in the oil industry. It lacks a bit of coherence and behind the scenes analysis.
I'm still not convinced by the basis of the Keynesian concept. There is some fundamental flaw to this concept in my opinion, but the Keynesian answer to the flaw is "in the end we are all dead". That may be true, but new people are born every day. It's definitely an interesting book, however it lacks the fundamental evidence to support this theory.
The content of the book is not as much informative as it is entertaining and perhaps a bit inspiring. However there is a lack of concrete information if you are seriously looking to startup a business.
This book starts off by warning of a coming stock market collapse based on the observation that the baby boom generation is approaching retirement. A direct effect will be felt because of the 401(k) construction which forces elderly to withdraw money after a certain age.
Later, the part about how to profit from this situation, basically tells you to invest in real estate.
While the first part of the book about the market collapse is quite interesting and compelling, the second part of the book about real estate is nearly worthless, in my opinion. Real estate markets can be volatile as well, only the variations are much slower in time. Also, in this part of the book, the author does not discuss the effect of the baby boom generation's retirement on real estate markets.
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