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Just YouTube him!

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-19

All his advice is free on YouTube. I watched a few of his videos and gave the book a try and quickly realised that it's same stuff repeated repeated over and over again. Apart from "buy assets, not liabilities" the book is a plug for his other books and board games.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Poor sequel - major disappointment

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

I was looking forward to this book but it's a massive let down. The lean start up felt original whereas this feels like some cheap 1990s 'change' management book you find in airport book shops.

The idea of bringing the agile thinking into corporate world sounded like a good premise for a follow up book but the story descends into the usual cliche corporate fad talk of: 'buy in' ...'transformation' and limp diagrams.

There's no insights in this book, just regurgitated 80s-90s ideas e.g. Quality circles.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

A worthy discourse but lacking a solid conclusion

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Narrator was poor but bareable. some interesting facts but rather basic analysis at times. the book is useful in dispelling common myths (e.g. christianity is anti science, ancient arabs invented mathematics) but I was disappointed that the author didn't dedicate a chapter (a short one would do!) to tying up his arguments in a conclusion.

Superb untold story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-16

Really enjoyable story. A first rate history of the golden age of pre-internet PC gaming.

superb modern day Howard Hughes

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-16

Really enjoyable and strangely uplifting. It's more about Silicon valley than Elon himself. defo recommend if you're interested in the business side of future tech.

Amateur try Mastery book instead

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-05-16

Mildly interesting start then padded out with repetitive themes (e.g. "practice makes perfect" etc etc.). bizarrely ends with no conclusion?! very odd?? . Although 'Mastery' book is not great its definitely more entertaining than this.

Narrator spoils interesting history

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Narrator sounds like a robot. His pitch and tone is all over the place. Really struggling to finish.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

ok ish

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Reviewed: 05-02-15

I've heard similar theories on various free acedemic and business podcasts. I'd recommend Super Intelligence by Nick Bostrum.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

More speaking tour than a book

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-15

disappointed. not enough depth around the impact of the tech. would have been better as an 1 hr presentation than an entire book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful