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Really enjoyed this

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Évalué le: 2020-11-23

I don't usually like the more theatrical readings, but I found this one to be well done and not overbearing. A great story being well executed, not much better than that.

Always a pleasure

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Évalué le: 2020-11-20

These readings are filled with so much personal depth. I had listened to the original and this was a great follow up. covers some of the same concepts, a little bit further, but also expands on new ideas that were a delight to listen to.

I liked this book, but feel it's a little preachy

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2020-11-19

Great book, but like any book that tries to capture the human spirit, it excites in some ways and falls short in others. The studies are all interesting and the topics are well-discussed, but I can't help but think Dan misses the point on some of his postulations. I really did enjoy this book, there's just something holding me back from giving it the 5 stars. Maybe it's irrational, but that's a risk I'm willing to take after reading this book.

I wish I had read this when I was younger

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Évalué le: 2020-11-17

I'm not old by any means, but I can't help but feel I missed parts of my life that could have been better after reading this book. There is a lot of beauty covered in this book and I encourage anyone to read it and be critical of their own past prejudices. It's a book that gave words and substance to thoughts and feelings that I had been neglecting. It created a template to begin exploring inconsistencies within what I had always felt I wanted to do, and how I acted in the moment. Listening to this book removed mental anguish I didn't know I still felt so deeply.

Honestly, I was very disappointed

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Évalué le: 2020-11-13

I have been working my way through a series of books that all relate to the spreading of ideas, flaws in human rationality, human emotion, conflict resolution and the formation of societies as a whole (books by Harari, Ariely, Haidt, Graeber and Rosenberg, to name a few). I thought this would be a good addition and I was interested to see how it would complement as well as disagree with what others had to say. I was remarkably disappointed. It felt like Gad only champions his "hero of logic" persona going after Leftists. He offhandedly mentions Charlie Kirk falling for his sarcasm on Twitter, but refuses to follow-up on what that means in terms of parasitic ideas permeating popular culture on the Right. I'm not saying criticisms on the left shouldn't happen, but there is serious evidence that it exists outside of "the left on college campuses". I only mention this because he claims it is a bigger issue on the left, but doesn't really explore that claim at all. Further, I feel as though Gaad would rationalize everything by using the "logic" that he claims to hate (e.g. that he has more victimhood - Jewish, refugee, overweight). His claims that it is only used to parody and inflame leftist critics doesn't seem wholehearted. He returns to these points frequently in the book as if to explain that it's okay for him to do it. If this book is written for people who are looking to get away from that why is it presented so frequently.

Interesting look at different ideas/models

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2020-10-31

Jon does a good job of covering a lot of ground and summarizing some quite interesting topics. He poses clever questions to evoke different emotions and to try to get you to see through your own biases. I really liked this book, but I find some of his underlying assumptions about modern capitalism to be oversimplified. Part of this is that the book was written while Obama was still president, which makes for a much different outlook on the financial and radical political landscape. Although a lot has changed politically since the book was written (and I would say overwhelmingly for the worse) what Jon has to say does ring true at its core, just not necessarily in all of its examples.

Really Great Book and Structure

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Évalué le: 2020-10-20

Kudos to Guy on this one. The structure is such that it's a thoroughly enjoyably listen without feeling overwhelmed by information or too lengthy a narrative. By breaking it down into shorter 20-25 minute chapters (each mostly focusing on a small handful of businesses) and pulling from that singular lessons is very digestible. Picked some great stories and definitely provided a greater context in the delivery of it all, which is why I give it straight 5's. There really is a lot to pull from this regardless of the level you're operating on.

Strong Book, but not "Great"

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Évalué le: 2020-10-18

Cool look at a lot of different concepts and a good narrative tying it all together, I just couldn't help but feel I was looking for a cherry on top that never arrived. Enjoyed it all the way through and would recommend, though.

Great and Fascinating Read

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Évalué le: 2020-10-15

It has depth into the specifics of what Reed sees as the core principles which have led to great success. It's really quite thorough in explaining the often counterintuitive actions of Netflix, which is what makes it such a compelling book. The contrast between authors is a nice touch that adds to the significance of the framework.

Excellent and thought-provoking

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Évalué le: 2020-10-13

Only recommendation is to listen to it sped up. Other than that it's just a fantastic book. It will flip the script on how you engage in conversations immediately.