Great book that I wish all students (high school) had to read before graduating. It offers truths that most do not realize about our society and economy and for that matter SHOULD know. The only downside is toward the end of the book where the author starts to loose most people. Its as if he turns the book into a rant where the first half is unquestionable, informative and intriguing. My in-laws read it after me and said the same thing...
Absolutely! I can not believe that most of us have no idea how our founding fathers thought and how far we've come away from the ideas that our founders had in mind.
I would, but I'm not sure I would rate Riggenbach as a good narrator. He is pretty dry.
How inflation is actually manipulated now. Not in the printing of money anymore which is what most believe (I included) prior to reading this book.
I am convinced after the reading of this book that I am a true Libertarian.
The amount of research done on a topic of little know truths. Comes across as thorough and unbiased.
Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln for obvious reasons.
He is a great story teller with a keen sense of delivery.
All of it. Considering I am an atheist, I think that says a lot.
I have had some problems with the download so its not entirely the authors or narrators fault, but I am struggling to really get into this book. The content is important to me and so I keep trying, but I keep thinking about how those that cant do teach... Its just what keeps going through my head while listening.
It all seems to be based on "looking back" on successes and failures. I think it is easy to look backwards and make judgments, but why not take a stance and make some predictions about companies in the now and future? If you really know your stuff than put it out there for all to judge.
Sure it did/does. Still trying to get through it and maybe I will have some groundbreaking insights once I'm finished.
The content is enlightening. Helps me think about my company and the individuals within it and how to motivate them.
The simple statement:
" if you ever want your child to never take out the trash again, pay them to do it once..."
Just the narration. He comes across as a "football jock" trying to sound intelligent. Not the best combination.
Surprise!- your doing it wrong...
I mean no disrespect to Pink with my feedback. I hope it is taken as constructive.
This is my favorite recommendation of all the books I read in 2013
Gladwell's other book, Outliers. (My favorite until this one)
I have read all of his publications. Many more than once. Id say this was his best.
Many moments movd me. One in particular was the big fish in a small pond analysis of our collegiate system.
My only whish is that Gladwell write faster so I could have more of his work to read and listen to.
Yes, but I always prefer audio over text.
The X-Prise challenges and how they always outperform the well funded groups made up of "the smartest people".
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