Interesting book that details Scott Jurek's life and running career. It opens in Badwater and then tells a backstory as to how he got there. It was nice that there was not mentioned about the Copper Canyon run (well detailed in Born to Run) and there were lots of interesting stories about other races and his diet.
The appendix at the end has several recipes (get Kindle or print version for that part).
Narration was good and it was an easy enjoyable listen.
This book is just a transcript of several interviews. Thank goodness the people being interviewed have lively stories. The book literaly says Hello Mr X. Tell me about x..... then a response, then a question, and on and on. Not even an attempt at a story line. There are chapter summaries at the end of each chapter too with highlights. If you want to read this book, get the print versions and skip to the summaries. The rest is best for skimming only.
To make an audio version better, there would need to actually be a plot or story. Something that allowed the chapters to flow together and not be an anthology of interviews. There is no context to make me care about what these people say
Provide more background to market conditions, sense of common time and place, etc... The book Quants covered similar events in a much more enjoyable fashion. It had pace and urgency that an interview transcript really lacks.
Probably, he did well considering the format of the book.
There is no cohesion between chapters. Each chapter is like, meet Mr X. Mr X tell me about your investing strategy.... Q&A, Q&A, Q&A, over and over again. Difficult to listen to. Probably ok to skim read, but not for the car ride listen.
Descriptions of combat on the moon and how real the issues and concerns would be. Innovative weapons and armor systems to protect troops.
The Lost Fleet series. Same author, similar character issues and interactions, different setting.
Yes. This was on par with the Lost Fleet series
When your leaders can no longer lead, and you find yourself all alone on the moon., Stark will be there.
The pace seems slow, but that is because there is not much content or timeline. Characters seemed flat and the plot overly simple. Seemed more like a short story or preface for a novel than his usual works.
Love Orson Scott Card's works and have read almost everything he has written. Had this book not been by him I would have quit after the first couple of chapters. Yes will continue to buy his books.
below usual par
Yes, but the book needs to incorporate Laddertop as the first few chapters and then continue on with lots more character and plot line development.
Pace of the story was a bit slow considering
Yes, except that it would be nice to download all the pictures. I bought the iBook version to see the pictures.
The discussion about the importance of design elements in everything. Specifically about the iPhone external design. Mine have always lived in the otterbox defender protective case. After hearing about the design aspects, I took it out of the case and have been enjoying the phone even more. Before I would not have appreciated the design elements.
The interaction of Disney and Pixar and the making of Toy Story.
It made me really reflect on the computer industry. I've been using computers for over 30 years and as a kid growing up got to see many of the innovations come about. Before this I did not have the deep appreciation for the people that made those changes that I know do. I frankly took for granted many of the innovations that now I recognize as groundbreaking. Looking forward to reading about Gates and Woz, next.
Overall the book was an outstanding view into the life of a visionary leader. His single minded pursuit of his ideal and utter lack of interest in how it affected others was a stark contrast to the Level 5 leader strategies from Good to Great. A very different approach, but I can not argue with the results or some of his comments about tolerating B players on the team.
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