This is a good business book. It is relevant in it's examples and it speaks well to those who are seeking insight from it. I compare it to "4 Hour Work Week (T. Ferriss)." in that it doesn't just tell you theories with inspiring success stories. It tells you what to do! I can see many of the strategies taught in this book, being "handbook" material for one's business.
If you like Malcolm Gladwell's previous books, you will like this one. I also find that his narration adds to his books. I enjoyed this one. Much like Tipping Point, it changes the way I see others; especially when observing their success.
I bought this book in a batch purchase of business books. I was looking for inspirations & ideas. To be honest, I got sucked in by the title, thinking it was a business book. Its a biography.
Overall, there were some small learning moments for me, but most of my experience with this book felt like a man politely boasting of his very successful career.
At first, I was discouraged by the amount of biography over business ideas. However, when I did a little homework on the book, I realized it was more of a bio so I adjusted my expectations. Then the book teased me with business "nuggets" admidst all of the stories. I say "teased" because a chapter will start off by telling a story that feels like a backdrop for a good business lesson. However, instead of pointing out how his struggles & successes can apply to you and me, the chapter would just end with an, "...and that's how I was successful with that business."
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