This book could have been much shorter. The author makes the same case over and over. It still worth reading.
I struggled to understand the deep thoughts Conrad is trying and often failing to convey. There are plenty of "I never thought about it that way" moments. But, he could have made them much more accessible and reached an audience beyond the economic scholars that will be able to wade through his dry explanations.
I started this book because it was mentioned in the Steve Jobs bio. While the writing sounds a bit like it is supposed to be a textbook, the concepts are fascinating and important. It is a must read for anyone with a business or managing a group.
Midler is direct, pulls no punches and leaves you with a clear understanding of the hows and whys behind all those news stories you hear of yet another recalled product that was made (poorly) in China. I can truely say, I could'nt put it down and listened every moment I could until the end. Having just investigated a the recall of a life-protecting and China-made spring for Scuba Diving that corroded in salt water, this book made it all clear as to the likely scenario.
This book has some good insight and history mixed in with the author's rambling on and of topic. I would only choose it if you cannot find anything captivating or you need to argue a point with a psuedo-scientist.
Everyone told me to read books about Adam Smith and not to read Adam himself. They were correct. He goes on and on and on. It is good in small doses but start young.
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