I have to agree with what another reviewer (Juarez) said here, the book meanders in so many directions that it's difficult really understand what the book is about. I made it to chapter 9 before decided that the book is more of an autobiography of Gary Shapiro's admitted very cool life. If you want to hear about Shapiro's interactions with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs or testifying on Capitol Hill, then this is the book for you. However, There's not much innovation strategy here.
Check out anything by Clayton Christensen or even Drucker's classic, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Whether you have never read Genesis or have it memorized, you owe it to yourself to look at it from a new perspective. The author brings Genesis to life by making it relevant, even contemporary, in a way that you just don't get in church. Coats helps us find common ground with Adam, with Cain, even with the serpent. The author's personal anecdotes make the obscure and arcane seem personal and accessible. My only gripe is that Coats can't decide if this book is about Genesis or himself. In many areas, the autobiographical distracts from an otherwise profound analysis. Despite that, I still highly recommend this book. You'll never read Genesis the same way again.
The narrator, Sean Runnette, was perfect. If only he narrated every Audible book.
I kept waiting for Carroll to get the point and discuss the actual Higgs Boson but the book really walks around the topic. There is a brief breakdown of the complexities of particle physics around Chapter 2 but the author blows through the details like they are an afterthought. Most of the time is spent detailing the history of the Large Hadron Collider and the engineering details that went into making it happen. Fascinating but not the book I was looking for.
I'm going pick up a copy of 'Higgs Discovery' by Lisa Randall and see how that is.
Runnette does the impossible in this book and makes a book on strategy interesting. It's amazing how stories and anecdotes can make all the difference. By highlighting some funny examples of bad strategy, good strategy becomes more and more obvious in contrast. Looking forward to future books from Runnette.
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