I "read" this prior to a recent trip to a Australia and I found it helpful. My Aussie friends kept saying how boring their history is, but I beg to differ..Australia's history is fascinating.
I was hoping for more background on the Aborigines, knowing full well that this book's main concern was on the colonists history. It did a great job in the telling of the colonist/convict struggle to survive.
Australia rocked by the way...can't wait to go back.
Interesting, as all his writing has been.
But I still can't tell if it is B.S or not.
Almost too simple and "like, duh, malcolm".
But very interesting to listen to while working or driving or running.
Also good kindling for conversations or just when youre sitting alone thinking about stuff.
I enjoyed listening to this very much.
Full of elucidating anecdotes that support the author's theory that talent (i.e. the talent code) is due to 3 facets of learning: deep practice, ignition/motivation, and master coaching. And a heavy handed dose of talk about myelin, the stuff that wraps around neural pathways.
I recommend this for anyone working with children or anyone interested in improving/honing skills.
This is such a great book.
I appreciate the author's passionate point of view that corporatism has come to dominate our modern lives. It is slightly depressing...okay...VERY depressing. But the book is wonderfully written, thought provoking, and inspires change (even if just in my own little life).
I like that the author was the narrator, he adds a lot of zest in the telling of the saga of corporatism.
I highly recommend this!
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