A friend tells me there is some good information in this book, but I didn't make it far enough into the audiobook to know for myself.
Have someone else record it perhaps.
The audiobook performance is flat and lifeless, and the recording is AWFUL. Every minute or two there's a loud klonking noise as if the narrator is slapping a podium. The timing of these jarring noises makes them even worse - it's just long enough between klonks to let you start hoping you've heard the last one, and then KLONK, another smack upside your brain.
Frustration that I wasted my time and money on something so poorly produced.
I would recommend this book to all curious minds.
It's not as compelling a story as Black Swan. And the early focus on financial markets and players nearly kept me from finishing the book. But just as I was about to hit fast forward, the story connected with real life events in my world.
I'm a couple of months into starting up a slightly disruptive publishing company called TimeStarvd. This book, along with Kawasaki's previous works, helped me to take the leap!
I've loved Pascal every time I've read his work, but I couldn't finish reading this production. The reading is dull, lifeless, but I've suffered through that before. In this production, the reader and producer collude to crash chapters and thoughts into one another like a slow motion train wreck. A moment's hesitation, or at least a deep breath once in a while, would have been appreciated.
As a manager with five harrowing years of experience, it's got spot-on practical advice. I was a little surprised to find that the title refers to what the skipper worked to get everyone on the ship to buy into - rather than refering to his own command. And, having enlisted in the military as a young man, I wish I would have had the author as my CO. But the reading is just plain awful. Entirely without passion or believability, the reader even at times misreads the name of the author's ship. Were the story not so valuable, I would not have been able to suffer through the book.
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