The author seemed enamoured of the cults of personality in the business world during his era, and it showed. Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t reads like a book version of FORTUNE magazine. Unfortunately, the content didn’t stand the test of time (ahem!), particularly his take on some… Read More »
Don’t read Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, unless you’ve read The Four because this is essentially The Four 2.0, with a central theme of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Big Four and businesses in general. The book is chock full of astute observations on the economy and the growing power of… Read More »
Most of the stories in Screw Business as Usual are inspiring, but some parts of the book were narrated through Branson’s rose-tinted glasses.
Scott Galloway gives a no-holds-barred lowdown on the Big Four, companies that dominate their respective industries, leading to some undesirable consequences.
A large portion of what was written (and how it was written) by Michael Gerber in The E-Myth Revisited reminded me of Robert Kiyosaki, and not in a good way. As with Kiyosaki’s fictitious “rich dad”, Gerber makes up characters in the book who lay massive compliments on his ideas. In return, he also compliments… Read More »
It took me forever to finish The 4-Hour Workweek because I can’t get over the nagging suspicion that Tim Ferriss is an overrated “lifehacks” aggregator. The author is clever to put a passage that addresses doubters at the beginning of the book. But by the end of the book, my suspicion is more or less… Read More »