Despite some of the negative reviews I liked this audiobook. Yes, there was a lot of self-promotion but I think that was mostly in the beginning. If you are familiar with a lot of Robin Sharma's work I suspect that this would be too general for you but for me it was new and I got a lot out of it for a free product!
Has some semi-interesting stories and examples but I didn't feel like there was a lot of substance here, at least not for someone who is even remotely familiar with behavioral economics or read a book in the area. Instead of making some real points the author seemed to have written this book to let the world know how much smarter he is than everyone else. Real irritating. I'd hate to meet this guy in person.
The broadcaster speaks in a really fast british accent so you are forced to pay close attention to catch everything he is saying. The first 10 minutes tell you a little about what's involved with tasting wine the rest isn't so relevant to those wanting to learn about wine.
By itself this sample didn't teach me anything. I was hoping to get more out of it I guess.
Only listen to this if you are considering purchasing the whole audiobook.
I liked this book because it gave a different view on success that underplayed the role of genetics. It won't tell you the secret to success but a running theme was hard work and practice practice practice is what makes you an expert and thus, successful according to today's standards. There were also some interesting points about parenting and about the American school system which I'll have to keep in mind if I have kids sometime down the road...
The only negative comments I have is that it was a bit repetitive within each chapter and even from chapter to chapter the message was the same. Also, some of the studies he mentions and assumptions he makes from the studies are a bit questionable but I kept an open mind and I think his conclusions were for the most part acceptable.
All in all, I recommend this book, perhaps in the abridged format though.
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