The narrator's pronunciation, and enunciation was excellent. So good that I spent quite a bit of time paying attention to it, haha.
The content of the book was very good up until the last chapter, on God. If you're not a Judeo-Christian then you're not going to relate to it.
I liked that she gives actual strategies and practical advice for many scenarios.
There were no characters, it's an educational book with numerous case-studies.
The author can be pretty closed-minded or judgemental in some cases. I can see that being a result of her practice where she has seen so many cases that lead her to these conclusions, but I have to disagree with a few of her ideas/solutions. For example, as someone who has no belief in any kind of God(s), I do not feel that any God is necessary to raise a strong daughter. What is necessary are the good lessons and positive examples. People often confuse religion and God with good teachings. The only thing that I like about any religion are the lessons on being good to one another.
I would recommend it as an autobiography, not as any kind of "how to" book.
His life story is interesting.
This is a book about how Eli Broad built himself an empire, but it does not cover any great amount of detail. You could not use it as a template or how-to guide. There are a few chapters that are intended as lessons, and those are good. He is blunt and to the point, doesn't have time to waste and is always moving forward.
I would change the part where there is no real instruction. THAT is what I wanted to learn, not just his journey.
I am reluctant to do so after this one because he really led me to believe that I was going to learn what he had learned. Instead, this book built up towards some really useful information that never appeared. It felt like a sales pitch at that point.
It inspired me to google more on the topic because I was left unsatisfied.
I recommend this all the time. Robert Greene structures complicated ideas and concepts in ways that are understandable - like he is taking my obfuscated thoughts and organizing them so that I can make use of my own knowledge, and gain more in the process.
It woke me up.
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