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  • Good Strategy/Bad Strategy

  • The Difference and Why It Matters
  • By: Richard P. Rumelt
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader, whether the CEO at a Fortune 100 company, an entrepreneur, a church pastor, the head of a school, or a government official. Richard Rumelt argues that the heart of a good strategy is insight - into the true nature of the situation, into the hidden power in a situation, and into an appropriate response. He shows you how insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools for guiding your own thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top 3

  • By Original Ronaldo on 30-09-16

Suprisingly good and intresting!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-13

If you could sum up Good Strategy/Bad Strategy in three words, what would they be?

fact based, lots of data, good analysis

Who was your favorite character and why?

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Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favourite?

na

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

na

Any additional comments?

Great book. A lot of real life examples that demonstrate good and bad strategies of different organizations and the outcomes. Easy to listen to and interesting. Helps one to see how some huge undertakings completely lacks the reason despite millions of dollars behind them.

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  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,903

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ollie Chapman on 22-09-15

Not worth the money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-13

Would you try another book written by Brené Brown or narrated by Brené Brown?

For starters it is not a book but a recorded seminar. There is a lot of loughs, jokes, and time fillers very little substance for something costing £25+

Has The Power of Vulnerability put you off other books in this genre?

Not genre but possible the author. There are valid point made in the seminar but despite author claiming obsession with data there is little research mention and most of the topic are just glanced over.

Did Brené Brown do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Not applicable.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Power of Vulnerability?

Laughs, oh ahs and other things that have little value for someone not physically participating in the seminar.

Any additional comments?

Some valid points but all covered on very high level, have the feeling that surface of the topics discussed was just but scratched. And it is not a book it is seminar.

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