I love this book, as I would like to listen to Think and Grow Rich every 6 months however it is relativley long. This is an excellent refresher to remind you what to do.
I wouldn't hesitate getting this even if you have not read his masterpiece.
The book is very helpful, however you may need to take notes as there is much detail to take in. I would have purchased the hard copy in hindsight.
You will need to constantly stop and start the audio to take in the information.
Please note I had a relatively low amount of knowledge in VC before starting this book.
This book is an outstanding read and with stories to support his theories. This book is heavily quoted in the tech startup scene.
Save your mistakes at startup phase and read this.
The book is good and I have taken a few great points out of the book. I love his explanation around exercise, stress and the effects on brain function.
Some excellent content however gets technical to a point if you have little idea about brain terminology, you get bored and miss exactly what he is saying.
The first half of the book is worth listening to.
I loved how Gladwell explains how much information we can gather in a blink of an eye. He goes on to show his findings through research and stories.
I feel wiser and love re-quoting the stories to other people.
Great audio - and well read.
This is an excellent book. I have read many other reviews stating that the book does not tell you how to be a 'linchpin' - however, that is the point of the book. It explains clearly why and what a linchpin is - it is up to the reader to use their creative mind to interpret what it means to them. Being told how to be a 'linchpin' defeats exactly what the point of the book is - self creativity.
The book is inspiring and makes me feel a whole lot better about what can be achieved. I have a corporate job with limited room for creativity within the role; however after reading this book, I now see how I can be creative outside my role and become indispensable within this organisation or the next.
At times it can be detailed, which can be challenging to stay focused – it would have been made easier should the story flow a little easier. However don’t let this deter you from buying this book.
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