Everyone has heard of the term Ponzi Scheme, and this book details his life. Very entertaining, great reader. Ponzi was a nut.
A satirical approach to how far society has gone to sell something. Very funny and entertaining.
If you enjoy his tv show you will enjoy this book. I didn't enjoy either.
A factual account with many details regarding Nixon's rise and fall. The book is very long and tedious, and the reader is very monotonous. Otherwise it's ok.
This book is very funny and on top of that, it's a real story. The reader is also very good. I highly recommend it.
A very light and superficial approach to the "Wal-Mart phenomenon". Gets into some of the history and mindset of this company, but avoids tough topics such as unfair competition, the encouragement of "economic cheaters" such as China (a country which cheats on environmental pollution, social obligations, intellectual property, etc.), and the addiction of American shoppers to "conspicuous consumption". A good introduction to Wal-Mart, but very light. Also, the sycophantic demeanor of the author does get boring after a while.
The book is ok. A little superficial and the reader does get boring after a while. Don't expect anything too insightful, though. Just basic general trends behind China's emergence as "America's factory". On the downside, the author is awed by all sorts of banal trends and doesn't make the effort (or doesn't have the intellectual capability) to do significant research and present much more meaningful explanations and conclusions. Light reading for the non-business / non-economist.
If you are wondering why most citizens in the U.S. and even worldwide are hurting, you need look no further than the author. This is the biggest bunch of nonsense I've ever heard. Talk about trying to rewrite history and cover your tracks; he may fool some people, but not me. Lots of con-men have done this in the past, though none as eloquently as this guy. He belongs right up there with the thieves from Enron, Worldcomm, etc. Don't waste your time with this gibberish.
The book is ok. It's a somewhat interesting autobiographical work from a shameless self-promoter. What else would you expect from a marketer. There are no insights to be learned, but it can be entertaining for those who find the author or the subject matter (i.e. very superficial approaches to marketing) of interest. I probably would've found it interesting when I was in seventh grade...
I really like this author and have listened to Ugly Americans (one of my favorites) and Busting Vegas (another favorite). This book is less complex and doesn't reach the depth of the two books mentioned above. Nevertheless, it is an entertaining book, very well read, and I recommend it.
The author is great at reading the book. He presents his autobiography in a very cynical manner, as per his real-life demeanor. At times it may seem juvenile, but nonetheless I found it entertaining. There are several great tips regarding cooking and eating out.
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