I will start with a caveat: This is long - and at times the focus on the actual functioning of the brain is a bit to indepth - so buckle down because it is a must read. It provides a data based approach to management and leadership, and should be a key reading of all new managers, executives and leaders. Too often, the market is filled with 'how I did it' books, which neglect to note that how the author did it is not universally applicable. By understanding all of the different style, you will learn to pick the styles that are appropriate for your situation and personality
I bought a few of these - I like Robin Williams - but shut-up already! All he does it cut people off with one-liners trying SO HARD to be funny all the time.
What if we want to hear them speak without your interuptions that become annoying - and constant.
Too bad - great people - great comedian - just no middle ground. He is on all the time. Would not recommend
Initially - I was not that taken with the book - the style seemed a little bit gimmicky. But - as you get into it, it is clear that the advice is great and the style is perfect for listening too (compartmentalized advice).
Definitely would recommend it.
I am a huge fan of his - but found myself getting really annoyed! He does not shut up - and let these people talk. We are here to speak with them - some fascinating stories - but he keeps trying to get a word in and make a joke. SHUT UP! Too bad - some great people - overshadowed by Robin Williams poor interviewing skills.
Our 4 and 6 year old boys loved this book. A great addition when driving somewhere - and as they are in a 'dinosaur' phase, the concept of turning into a trex resonates well. He is a great story teller, try 'Battle of the Mad Scientist' also - another great book.
The only thing that we did not like was that the little boy kept saying that he 'hated' things. We have taught our boys that saying 'hate' is a strong word - to be avoided. Other than that - an amazing book.
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