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Irrelevant

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-14

This book seems to be stuck in an irrelevant world where everyone is a machine needing to be maintained and managed and not engaged with and grown.
I guess if you work for a big box franchise with no room for developing those around you then it may have some relevance, but if you want to be someone who gets the most out of a creative team or want me to a mentoring type to help people unlock the best in themselves and benefit your company it's not for you.

Interesting essay

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-14

For an Audible 'short' it's an Essay on lying and not a lot else.
Not sure what i expected from the book but i wasn't left with anything more than i'd just listened to a guy talk to me over a dinner meeting.

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A personal passion became an life changing charity

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-14

A very engaging book following the full journey of PoP from conception to establishment. Nothing is left out from the initial feverous motivation to get PoP off the ground the the honest growing pains of realising maybe the idea is bigger than you.
This book should be in any small business owners toolkit. The lessons of not being afraid to see help and advice is honest and heartfelt.

Feels slow and a bit dated but ....

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-14

Firstly the book doesn't feel as 'electric' as the TED talks that bring most of us here to buy this book. The content is still very good, but the pace is slow and you forever want to give Sir Ken the hurry up. Given Sir Ken's reading i would say that i didn't get the feel that creating an audiobook about his passion/Element was indeed his Element.

I found the book to be insightful and seems to have enthused me listening to it more than it did him reading it.

There are sections of the recording that seem to have been re-recorded at a later stage. The sound and levels are quite different and when you're concentrating on listening these tend to jar and break concentration.

I would recommend the book but if there was a revision on some data and events used (Lance Armstrong is not longer a hero embracing his Element) , then i'd gladly revisit the book and it would be on my must read list rather than a recommended list.

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Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-13

I came to the book looking for a guide to get me off the couch and running.. I didn't get that at all, what i got was far more. If this guy can turn his life around then anyone can. It's about human spirit and the love and support of others. I lost 20lbs while running and listening to this book as i just didn't want to stop running as it meant my time with the book for the day would be over.



Highly recommended.

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