It is a very long book, but it didn't feel so. Every morning, I was eager to get out of the bed and traffic jam didn't annoy me at all until I finished listening to the book.
This book confirms my believe that success or failure of nations and organisations has nothing to do with geography. It has to do with the systems that you setup.
I think the title is more negative than the book itself. In trying to explain failure of nations, it provides so many positive examples of nations that have succeeded.I think the most appropriate title is:Why Nations Fail or Succeed.
It focuses mainly on nations, but I find the lessons applicable to businesses as well. The challenge for me as an entrepreneur is to setup businesses that are not "extractive" in nature.
Before I picked this book, I knew nothing of Grant. Though very long book, the reading is excellent.
Personal details about Grant. Great general but poor biz man. Clearly there are no super-humans who are good at everything.
Yes, I wish I could listen to it all in one sitting...
Great, but somehow, I believe it can be abridged.
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