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Good book, can't get much details of the how to

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Reviewed: 2020-01-26

The book is a good window into the early days of quantz and trading. But obviously Renaissance is so secretive it doesn't really give much details of the how to, just how things progressed. There's also a very political chapter at the end which doesn't have much to do with Simons nor Renaissance.

Excellent read for brand building

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Reviewed: 2019-12-11

The book is a candid one. He goes into details of some of the ups and downs during the tenure of Lululemon and gives some warnings for going public and corporate governance.
It also helps that this has been more recent for him compared to many other autobiographies that happen 30 or 40 years prior to the author writing.

The worst book I've ever listened to on Audibles

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Reviewed: 2019-11-17

This is definitely the worst book I've listened to on Audibles. And my library is saying I've finished 53 books so far.
There's absolutely no substance here. Only repetition of "You have to work harder than anyone else to be successful." I get that and I agree with that. But I don't need a 7 hour book to tell me that.
I'm so happy I got this as a free offer from Audibles I would have been so upset if I had paid money for it.

I thought this would include investment principals

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Reviewed: 2019-06-03

This is mostly about how to be at a work place. If you're looking for investment advice this is not it.

Good overall read

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Reviewed: 2019-03-19

it's not bad, performance is good and you get a fair amount of details. I'd have liked to have more input from Jordan himself. Clearly this author didn't have access to Jordan.

Gary is genuine and motivational

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Reviewed: 2019-01-31

Based on the little clips here and there I always thought Gary Vee is so arrogant and a nobody. Listening to this book made me realized he's very genuine and smart. This book is great motivation but the content isn't very informative. I can't say I learned much but it does get you fired up.

Not much new if you know a little bit

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Reviewed: 2019-01-05

I can't say this book taught me anything. but it does motivate you to think about stuff for your own. in the boom he says Growth hacking is a mindset not methodology and he's right about that, and this book makes you try and think that way.

Not as detailed as you'd hope.

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Reviewed: 2019-01-01

I thought there's be more insights into the inner functioning of the company. There's a fair amount of information but everything is mostly surface.

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Great motivational book with good insighta

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Reviewed: 2018-11-21

It's a good look into his train of thoughts. You can skip the end which is the Q&A part it's pretty much a repeat of stuff he says in the book.

Great book on a great man.

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Reviewed: 2018-10-20

The only complaint I have is that it does not include much about the inner workings of Standard Oil and details of the thought processes behind some decisions made. It looks at it from a 20000ft distance angle.
Otherwise the book is great. Very informative on the man and the family too.