Fortunately, I love the author's work and went on to read it right away. My advice: Order Pink's book and skip this guide - you will be 45 minutes ahead of anyone who order this book as a preview or primer.
Don't waste time deciding to order the full book. Full original text is an instant classic, full of practical ideas that are particularly relevant to people who DON'T work in sales. i
It was the To Sell Is Human, Daniel Pink.
It focused on Pink's credentials and glazed over the principals so vaguely that even after reading the full book, I didn't find the Guide relevant.
This format didn't work for me as a practical preview or a post-read quick refresher. I am not sure I would attempt this 'expert' undertaking at all.
I may have enjoyed a 30 minute "refresher guide" that focused as a guide to those who enjoyed the book.
This book was a lot less self promotion than I braced myself for based on the title and disclaimer. The publishing world is being turned upside down and Tom understands where it is heading. I will definitely listen to this book again and put a lot of it to good use. It is also worth it to hear him say 'rainbows' lol.
Gut wrenching, honest and sincere narrative about a remarkable childhood. I have always embraced the difficulties I faced growing up with an eccentric and alcoholic family and Ms. Walls does an extraordinary job telling the tale without judgment or harsh criticism. She captures the essence of loving your family just because. It is a brave and beautiful book.
If you've ever considered an extraordinary personal journey or admired someone who has more courage and set off on a trek you would not consider, then you will enjoy this tale of a brave and cheerful 51 year old Englishwoman.
I am in awe of Susie and enjoyed this book much more than I imagined I would when selecting it.
This is a motivational book with much less practical knowledge than I hoped for. Performance is pleasant which more than makes up for lack of meaty content. If you need a little 'you can do it'... This book is for you.
If you want to know what a platform is and how to get noticed, read Art of Start - Guy Kawasaki also because this book isn't very practical in terms of instructions.
This book was well spun, heartbreaking and funny. I appreciate the way the story lines all always end neatly in LM books. Some outrageous monument but held my attention and characters were interesting even when not totally believable.
I knew the book was going to give practical advice for bringing improv methods into business but I was hoping for more laughs too.
This was a very long infomercial with detailed description of all the good programs you can buy from Second City Works and didn't provide real advice on leading improv exercises without their help. I am a huge fan of Second City and many of the wonderful alumni. I don't feel any more informed about its inner workings but was occasionally entertained. The best I can say is that performance of surprisingly dry material was good.
Gretchen breaks down habit forming into 4 personality types. I've read dozens of books on habit and will power and this one contained some real ah-ha moments. I am a Rebel. I do what I want to and resist against expectations (even my own).
As an Upholder, Gretchen is at the complete opposite end of the spectrum and so I think us Rebels must be the hardest group for her to relate to and provide advice. Even though the book addressed Rebels less than the more common types, the information was useful and I gained a better understanding of why so many techniques were not working for me. I am looking forward to making some new habits that will set my life on autopilot and give me more energy to devote to creative pursuits. The book was informative and written with a show not tell style that will make it enjoyable for almost anyone. Loved it!
The narrator brings this book to life. It is exceptionally well read. The dialogue is very lively and his accents and French and Russian are clearly delivered.
A well organized and sad story with a tidy ending.
If you like the Ellen Show, then you will enjoy this book which is as random, cheerful and light as the TV version. Don't expect any extra candid disclosures or wisdom. If she has any struggles, she doesn't talk about them in a vulnerable way. Her advice is vague but pleasantly delivered. Good read if you've just finished Tolstoy or Henry James novel and don't want to think about what you are reading at all.
Enjoyed this book with my sons. Some parts were embarrassing to hear with them but it was a wonderful story. The spiritual references were moving and we came home from a long drive and they insisted that we play the remaining two hours on the stereo as we lay together in the living room till past midnight to finish it in one long stretch of reading.
The famous last words were thought provoking and while I could have done without glorifying of smoking, I thought the book ignited their imaginations and enriched them spiritually. I will certainly be thinking of the meaning of the labyrinth for long time myself.
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