This book was a good introduction into the mental side of peak performance. However I feel that given the time when this book. was written, some other books, like Michael Johnson's 'Gold Rush' might be more inspirational, practical, and motivational for aspiring athletes.
Yes. This book discusses knowledge and decisions in a fair amount of depth. It definitely requires multiple listenings to fully appreciate and understand the concepts being presented. Overall, I think it is a well argued book very much for an academic crowd or those who want to understand more about decision-making processes.
Yes. This is a nice analysis of the why and how of the creative class and their role in the modern economy. For anyone working in the knowledge economy, I'd highly recommend this book for understanding their own role in society, and how it can or should be valued.
Jim Collin's work is well researched and nicely argued. He has tried well to make sense of what makes companies successful and not so successful.
Yes. Being read by Jim Collin's himself, I think helped.
I think newbies to business and management books should definitely come to this book first. It's a classic. However, if you've been reading business and management books a while, there's nothing new here, and possibly some of the principles may be outdated or not in vogue.
As a Stark Trek fan, and having only read about his voice style, I wanted to personally listen to his voice in an audiobook. The content wasn't all that interesting, except for some short stories, but Shatner's reading of the book was the main drawcard for me.
Some parts sounded repetitive and similar to others.
Yes. I'm only selectively read biographies, and Tina Fey's book was a very entertaining story from start to finish. Her reading of the book was a big bonus for me, and really made her stories all the more memorable.
Tina Fey of course! :-)
Yes. I definitely need to re-listen to this book. This audiobook has lots of information in it and I feel requires re-listening to properly appreciate the ideas and timelines of global political history. As a person not trained in the social sciences, I found this book really engaging and the flow easy to follow. Fukuyama has done a great job trying to distill the history of politics into a fairly manageable size!
The various characters were very interesting. You got to know each one in this book well and the story for each character was told really well. The intertwining of some science was cleverly done.
Humans were meant to move! And humans were meant to move bare foot!
Yes. It was a good introduction to various concepts in behavior, psychology, economics and decision-making.
Yes. I found the content and the narration very good. Given the massive scope and content in this book, I was hooked and the narration was something I felt made it easy to listen to for long periods of time. Listening to the book again is needed to get the timeline of key events and people into order. I think IT workers and any knowledge workers would find this book interesting in understanding the history of information and where information management is going.
The historical characters are brought to life in this book. Even though learning about 'information' may sound boring, this book made it really interesting with all its human stories and conflicts.
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