I found this book to be a refreshing no BS analysis of the business of innovation
It is well articulated well researched and puts forward a clear, precise and consistent idea that is backed up and explained in real world case studies.
if you can get past the list of 'great' company's that haven't done that great. its a worth while read as it is so frequently referenced (often badly) in current literature.
I think the basic message of this book that the right type of simplicity is very hard but very worthwhile is still valid.
Roald Dahl's intriguing career is reviewed in this excellent book. I was fascinated by how this 'childrens author' was connected to the political elite during the most tumultuous period of modern history and how famous many of his then colleagues became.
Including 007 author Ian Fleming and ad-man David Ogilvy.
Simon Prebble's voice and style are perfect match to this novel making it a joy to listen.
This book had the chance to be a fascinating set of case studys but is sadly just an elitist advertisement for harvard business school and its graduates. As if no successful company had ever been built without the blessing of HBS Alumni.
This is real lowest common denominator stuff written and read in a rather patronizing manor. Go and check out some of Brian Tracy's stuff instead
However if your in a dole Que it might really help.
another set of fresh ideas from malcom gladwell nicly narated by the author with specific real life examples some claims seem a little stretched but i enjoyed listening to the cases put forwared
very simalar subject matter to Nassim Taleb's "fooled by randomness" but approched from a different angle. contains great background history of the development of statistics and the author makes an effort to present some difficult subject matter in an interesting way with varying levels of sucess.
Very listanable narative packed with titbits of history that are not widly known
The auther fails to asemble any coherant arguments to support his position and reguarly falls into nonsensical rants that give the whole book a "get off my lawn" feel.
Sadly quite dissapointing
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