It should have ended right in the middle. The halfway point had a more compelling ending and the second half of the book dragged.
I began to loath the protagonist. The story needed an unhappy ending.
It compares very well. He is a great storyteller.
The premise was interesting. The first half was compelling.
I had high expectations before reading the book. It might have been better with lower expectations.
In our hypersensitive, always offended culture, the premise of this book should be controversial. Has evolution altered genes across "races" and has the evolution contributed to the advancement of some races over others? Science, as understood today, should say that evolution would affect genes over time and with limited commingling, races would evolve differently. This book provides little more than pop science in that regard.
I liked everything except the ending. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention but the ending seemed inconclusive. The author provides a compelling case for exercise citing empirical studies and anecdotal evidence. While presenting some neuroscience and chemistry, he keeps the discussion basic and non-coma inducing. The evidence, as provided, makes a compelling case for almost any exercise while not being judgmental or preachy. My only point of contention is the author's near insistence that you need to join a group to be successful at exercise. I would have liked an alternative for us misanthropic curmudgeons.
The recording is well read with appropriate pace and tone.
I'd only recommend to other consultants or people interested in consulting. It is a 4 - 5 star book for people in the industry.
I have. His performance is appropriate with proper inflections and tone.
No, it's a comprehensive history with an opened ended conclusion.
Don't bother with this book if you are not interested in McKinsey or consulting. It will bore you to tears within a few pages. Otherwise, this is a detailed, well structured analysis of the "gold standard" in consulting firms. The author provides a history from the beginning of the firm through today. He is non-judgmental and focuses on the major directors of the firm. As a consultant, I enjoyed the book and its insight into McKinsey. I can see where it would bore anyone outside of the industry.
The ability of Dakota Meyer and the other Marines to overcome their fear and accomplish their mission is incredible.
It is impossible to pull away from listening to the battle from start to finish.
He isn't a character but Dakota Meyer is very interesting.
The bureaucracy surrounding the command and control structure there was infuriating. It was like the IRS and DMV were leading the war.
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