The author liberally applied long lists of related items that might work in printed form but were really annoying in an audio book.
I wouldn't bother reading another book by Hiroshi Mikitani.
Hiroshi Mikitani should have delved into issue building global markets, as implied by the title, instead of focusing almost exclusively on his internal HR processes.
The narrator was fine.
Everything except the section about introducing English
The book is really a long boring boast about the success of Hiroshi Mikitani's company. The issue of bringing English into the company as a means of upsetting the traditional social hierarchy and putting the management in to a global mindset is interesting. The rest of the book is not.
The book would have been better if it had any basis in reality
No, but thankfully it wasn't the first in the genre or it would have.
The author's narration was fine.
An intense feeling I was using my time poorly and remorse for the money I had wasted.
The author seems to believe every bizarre myth, story, rumor, and tall tale that was ever dreamed up. He presents this all in an entirely unfiltered list, each point of which is apparently supposed to have some connection to the rest but most of which are actually completely unrelated. He jumps from conjecture, to wild speculation, to conclusion, without the benefit of any actual evidence. He wraps this all up on a pseudo-science package that is supposed to inspire confidence but fails miserably. Fundamentally, his thought process lacks cohesion.
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