Fascinating from start to finish. Deeply thought-provoking, his ideas seem to make sense and would appear to bode well for a more interesting world. Daniel Pink's narration was clear and pleasant to listen to for the duration - at no point did it start to irritate. If anything, the book seemed to run out of steam at bit in the final chapter, but this in no way spoiled the experience of listening to it. He makes a lot of references to websites and books, so it's worth being ready to either note these down or remember the times in the recording.
I wish I had purchased the abridged version. Covey has a cloying, patronizing style and he takes ages to actually say anything. This seems to contradict the essence of a highly effective person. I could have read the book several times over in the time he took to get through the first part. Buried in all of this verbosity are some good points, but the chances are you'll be so bored you'll miss them. The audio version of this book is a major disappointment. Because he refers to diagrams and breaks the subject matter done into sub-sections, it may make better sense to read the book - skipping over the twaddle - in order to distill the parts that are of value.
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