This is a fantastic way to start your day. There isn't a real narrative which normally bothers me, but didn't here. This is a collection of experiences and encounters with an amazing human being.
The characters are just as dull as their scifi counterparts with a storyline that's equally uninspired. There's an attempt to be "meta" but it all comes across as uninteresting. There are many characters, none of whom you care much for. So when they do die it's no great loss.
While the first bit of the book reads like Biblical genealogy with all its lists of 80's cultural icons, the story really takes off afterwards. If you're into video games, it's fantastic. If you're into 80's films, it's fantastic. If you're into sci-fi and mega-corporation conspiracy theories, it's fantastic. It's a fun story that I almost quit, but am glad I stayed the course.
The author spends the first 6 minutes just trying to convince the listener of why they should listen to him. I kept thinking, "Shut up and let your insights legitimize you if there are any." And, sadly, there are none.This is like any other self-help book out there. It's cotton candy empowerment techniques. Gems like "everyone's a leader" and "change is scary, but necessary" are things I'd read on Buzzfeed or some other shallow blog.For substantive insights into leadership and affecting people check out "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg or "Switch" by Chip & Dan Heath. Leave Mr. Sharma to keep trying to legitimize himself.
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