This is a good book but its constantly quoting the bible as Truth gets old fast. I'm pretty sure God didn't write a book that condones slavery. A scientific book that insists on inflicting upon us religious assumptions and biases should come with warning label. I am that warning label. :)
I'm usually a big Seth Godin fan but this book was terrible! He spends an hour and a half telling you that if you cant be #1 then quit, if there is no light at the tunnel then quit, and don't imagine a light at the tunnel if there is none. Over and over.
What he doesn't say is how to know if there is a light at the end of the tunnel or if you are imagining one. When you have a great business idea, you always think there's light at the end of the tunnel but you might work for years in vain. This book doesn't teach you how to evaluate opportunities, how to know when to quit, how to know what's on the other side of the dip. It reads like a rough draft that should come back with repetitive sections crossed out and the words "needs to include more practical advice" on it.
I could have gotten the same advice from one paragraph about Jack Welsh. Godin just says if there is a big payoff after the dip then you should stay on track but if there's not then quit and don't be average. Duh. I think his editor should quit.
Leading With Character offered no new insights and was just a waste of time. A few of the people mentioned as people of character actually have terrible blemishes on their moral records. It's either poorly researched or blindly biased. I'd say say save your time and money and buy a different book about character and leadership.
Wikinomics was pretty good, although fairly obvious for anyone who uses the web, and the Mavericks at Work book review was good albeit vague, it inspired me to buy the book so it did its job.
This is an excellent book, I highly recommend it. Balance out Carlson's advice with "How to pick stocks like Warren Buffett" by Timothy Vick.
This book was incredibly painful to listen to. The 'practical tips' are obvious and not useful and the rest of the book consists of a series of narcissistic and smug ramblings that border range from distasteful to pathological. One wonders how many yes-men Trump is surrounded by... a true friend or colleague would have lit fire to the manuscript and told Trump not to make an ass out of himself.
If anyone actually wants to become rich, read The Automatic Millionaire (the author has a painful tone but provides useful information) and Eight Steps to Seven Figures (excellent book). Those books are straight-forward and contain practical information. I became a millionaire after reading those two books and using emigrant-direct.com as a temporary holding bin/ high-interest bank account between investment decisions. Good luck!
This book is fantastic. I was a bit hesitant to get it because of what the others reviewers said about it being boring and monotone. It's not; it's fine. It's a business book, not a broadway musical. If you are worried about the narrator being too monotone, just listen to the sample. The information is useful and well-presented. I thought the narrator was very clear and articulate; I could listen to this on a faster speed without losing any comprehension.
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