This book is such a slog I just had to turn it off after several hours and move on to something else. I got the impression that the book is nothing more than a long-winded elaboration of anecdotal stories from a few trips that the author took. Much of it is dripping with that e-commerce speak with predictions such as how we will all be booking haircuts on-line with a seamless meshing of our computer calendar with the calendar of the hairstylist.
Some reviews focused on issues with the editing, but I found any errors to be very minor and not at all distracting. The book itself was incredibly interesting and very well laid out. Furthermore, the narrator did an excellent job. After 16 hours of listening I began to dread the that only 8 hours remained. What makes this story so fascinating is the amazing behind the scenes view which caused my repeated astonishment at the way these executives behave. The story is often uplifting as you hear early brainstorming sessions about potential movies such as The Lion King and The Sixth Sense. However, this is outdone by the descriptions of boardroom struggles, executive infighting and the vast sums of money that seem to fly around.
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