The book has some good insights, but information can certainly be combined into a 2 hours presentation max. The author uses too many fancy words that ultimately describe the same thing and tends to loose the reader with its ambiguity. After every couple of chapters you kind of get that, aha useful moment and then it tend to go back to the wordy description of events. I'm giving it 3 stars since it has some good insights, but the presentation needs significant improvement
Great in the category of biography
Although, I'm sure after listening to this book everyone's experience will be different, I thought the author was able to truly capture and deliver the personal essence of Warren Buffet. To avoid repetition, I think, the summary of this book greatly summarizes the content and gives an accurate preview of what's expected in the book. Bottom line, if a person admires Warren Buffet or just curious about how he accomplished the status of one of the most influential people in the world, especially within the investment world, one SHOULD NOT SKIP this book.
Great conceptual approach to balanced management.
Although my initial motivation to listen to this book was to learn more about Whole Foods and about John Mackey from investment standpoint in the company's stock, this book could be closely compared to "Good to Great", in fact John Mackey references it at some point, particularly the time aspect and how long it takes to build a conscious company. Similar to many other books including "Good to Great", it is hard to ignore the fact that the theories presented are not bulletproof and still subject to many other economic, regulatory and industry headwinds, the book, nevertheless portrays a very well structured approach to balanced management. Although based on Whole Foods example, it doesn't overly fixate on Whole Foods rather uses Whole Foods as an example to support the conceptual theories that should be considered as a part of balanced management approach by leaders in general. The book addresses important key elements of culture, employee relations, transparency, strategic initiatives and more. Certainly one of the best Leadership and Management books I've come across as well as an easy read.
Book is for advanced sellers, who's familiar with other selling techniques, who most likely know it already. A lot of theory, not many practical examples. It is always better to learn from examples used in context, not in this book though.
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