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Great advice - strange narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-20

I found this book to be full of great advice. However, I was looking for something more advanced, so this one wasn’t really for me as there want anything new for me.
I would definitely recommend it as a first book for someone getting started though.
Narration is strange is it seems like he pauses after almost every word.

Useful and thought provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-20

I found this book to be useful at reminding, guiding and provoking thinking about what it takes to put a successful organisation culture in place.
It did seem a bit patchy though, so doesn’t feel like it has given a comprehensive actionable framework, but more like it just pointed out a few aspects which have been particularly important or effective in other organisations or groups.

Repetitive and contradictory

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-20

The subject of this book is something I find very interesting, but I found this book to be extremely repetitive, giving endless examples and going over the same ground repeatedly without moving forward. I also found it to be contradictory in some fundamental ways, at least in the way it was described.
Due to the repetition it missed out dealing with some important questions and consequences.
However, right at the end of the book it suddenly moved on from the repetition and started taking things forward, but unfortunately the book then ended without taking it very far.
So overall I found I didn’t get anything useful or new except for the very last part of the book.

Fun but also quite interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-20

Fun but also quite interesting to hear about his experiences. I feel I have a much better sense of who he is now, and also a much better appreciation of the effort that goes into creating comedy. It’s hard work, like most other things.

Mostly pointless

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-20

Most of the book can be summed up in three words "practice makes perfect", which isn't anything new, although it is presented as if this is some kind of amazing and unexpected breakthrough.
The author keeps on talking about myelin as if that gives some extra insight or breakthrough, but nothing of the kind is offered as insight except what we already know, i.e. "practice makes perfect". All that happens is that the author has just substituted the word "myelin", i.e. "practice makes myelin". All pretty pointless!
However, there are plenty of real-life examples of successful and unsuccessful learning, teaching and coaching, which are always interesting and useful to listen to and learn from. These can be good for inspiration too.

Excellent resource and interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 13-05-20

A really useful set of information has been compiled here, and also is interesting and points to other useful information

Amazing image of a potential society

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Reviewed: 12-05-20

Painted a vivid and detailed picture of the experience of being an outsider in the world of Big Brother. Thought provoking and disturbing.

Packed full of useful information

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-20

I found this book to be really interesting and packed full of useful information. However, it is more like a primer and inspiration to look at the various interventions more closely as there are so many of them, any many of them still at early stages in terms of evidence of effectiveness and safety.

Useful and interesting record of this experiment

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-20

Provided a really interesting record of this 30 day experiment, as well as providing some history and background to the micro-dosing approach.
Interspersed with that were various mini-essays on various related subjects, usually related to something that came up during this experiment, or some relevant history related to psychedelic usage or other drug usage or other mood medication.

A good reminder to focus on something worthwhile

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-20

This was a nice reminder about focusing a business on something that really matters long term, and how to get clarity on that. Also some interesting history about the mindset of what a business purpose should look like and who a business should serve in terms of the move towards primarily serving shareholders.

It was fairly repetitive though as the message was fairly simple. There is some use in the repetition, but maybe more value could have been added another way.