I still don't understand why I should care who you are or want to be anything like you. I hear you on net@night and you sounded fairly interesting and then I get fooled into listening to this thing? telling me to give away free t-shirts and keep my power point presentations short? What world do you live in where any of this is of any relevance. Most of the advice is "don't rely on your human instints rely instead on a list of my ideals".
it's telling that the next book I had a urge to listen to was Machiavelli's The Prince. There is a world view I can relate to. the 21st century truly is a terrible place if I need to more like Guy Kawasaki to be successful. I imagine he is a very short man.
Where are the male artists in her world view? where are the writers, musicians, painters, actors and poets? Who are these men? And how is it the majority create their best works in their prime? How is it endeavourers so reliant on perceptive and predictive emotional reasoning can have male participants at all? just answer me that.
He even mentions it, in the film industry actors are referred to as the "talent" he then states that what they are saying is a just a super generalized way of referring to any person working that specific job.
This is extraordinarily wrong and quite frankly a little insultingly stupid. Actors and other performers are referred to as the talent BECAUSE they are unique and what they do CANNOT be done by any person off the street who simply 'deliberately' practices enough. He basically completely denies that there is any genetic human diversity as it relates to personality or ability in any aspect. Sensitivity is not a practicable human skill to be learned from a text book.
He rests almost his entire case on a few specific activities that even he acknowledges can also be done by a robot. this book is completely out of touch and seems written more to give false hope to average joes. or to let people blame their parents for their own inability to be great in the activities they wish they were great in.
Nobody believes that if you are talented in a specific area that your children are bound to also be talented in that same area. He is arguing against a point of view based on old eugenics beliefs held in the 13th century. Human traits can be passed on and dormant for hundreds of generations, he basically denies everything we have learned about the human genome in the last few decades. He states again and again that your genes don't make any difference and all that matters is your ability to torture yourself with countless hours of practice.
I feel very sorry for the people who take the advice of this book and end up wasting their time because of it.
Top notch audio presentation, takes about 5 minutes to get rolling but once it goes it really moves. A three and a half hour presentation that sadly feels like a half hour due to the brisk pacing. Filled with great characters and they are voiced terrifically. The music fades in and out at all the right times and the sound effects overall are of the highest quality.
The story seems to duck and dodge common sense like a feather weight champion, never letting anything slow it down. If you have read or listened to any of the hitchhiker series you owe yourself this last treat of Douglas Adams delight. The only downside to this is you really start to wonder what other great unique works Douglas Adams could have written and produced if he hadn't left this world all to early.
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