If the author's goal was to put you to sleep, he knocked it out of the park. Unlike his previous novel, Conspiracy of Fools, this dramatization of a true story is about as engaging my kid's grade one performance of Swan Lake.
I enjoyed it but I am not sure what all the fanfare is about. maybe the next one will be better.
Considering how accomplished Marshall Goldsmith is, you'd think he would be self aware enough not to be the reader of his own book. This arrogant, abusive tirade is better suited for a military training camp. "The only things that come from Texas are Steers and ....."
...... and no other means of entertainment. This one time, when I was driving to the cottage we counted cows. I think you get the point.
This account of the implosion of Enron is nothing short of incredible. Unlike the film "smartest men in the room" (or something like that) , the author gathered real facts and stuck to them in recounting this unbelievable story. NOTE: Nothing against the above mentioned movie - it simply got the facts wrong and missed the mark.
Every CEO and company President should read this book.
There is an old saying that goes "when the client starts nodding, stop selling". Friedman takes an interesting observation (about the global economy) and proceeds to beat it to death with a limp twig. Buy the Coles notes version.
This book is bad. I have thoroughly enjoyed almost all of C Moore's books. The story was so-so, but what really killed it was the reader. Avoid anything read by Tony Roberts.
Great, well read, funny. Definitely not for kids.
Comparing this book to Carl Haissen (I can never spell his name correctly) is like comparing Slap Shot 3 to the original. To make things worse, the reader is HORRIBLE.
If you like Pride and Prejudice then you probably have an appreciation for literature. This is not literature. This book could have been written by a 5 year old. It is neither funny nor clever. The "author"simply added a Zombie theme every now and then in place of the original plot, and then (likely with the assistance of 10,000 monkeys chained to keyboards) adjusted minor details of the story to make it "work". This adaptation reminds of the childhood books we used to take on long car rides where we were asked to pick a noun, a verb, an adjective etc. (usually words like fart, bum and stinky), ultimately creating a silly sentence.
Do not waste your time.
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