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Good but Agenda-Laden, biased.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-18

First half, the historical recounting of the dawn of mankind was fascinating, and very good! A thorough delve into our dark primeval past, uniquely expressed in fresh ways. The author has an enjoyable flair for simplifying complex concepts.

Second half was marred by a series of extrapolationist long-winded obsessive personal rants denying climate change, ridiculing renewable energy, denouncing organic farming. Such subject matter is poorly presented in two dimensional biases, glossed over as the author’s emotional entrenchment is revealed, unprofessional repeated generalizations of “those people”, alongside endorsements for factory-farming, burning fossil fuels.

Overall a good informative book, but keep your wits about you in the second half where the authors agenda rears it’s head as subtly as a bulldozer driving through a china shop.

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Ultimate Pyramid Scheme handbook.

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

Reviewed: 2019-10-14

MLM (multilevel marketing) comprehensive manual.
Tips, tricks, scripts and methodologies for coercing, persuading and luring “everyone you know“ [A.k.a. “your list“] to join your insubstantial feedback loop of manipulation [a.k.a. “your business“].
Never does it explain where the money in this tapestry of psychological predation comes from; presumably extracted from fresh meat entering the chain of hollow indoctrination.
As an instruction manual for Silver-tongued strong-arming, some useful takeaways can be mined; but must be re-framed through a lens of ethical value-creating business practises as opposed to the shallow profiteering that permeates the book.
Promotion and exploitation of cognitive biases such as scarcity, urgency and social proof; classic marketing strategies; are amusingly demonstrated in such situations as intentionally supplying an insufficient number of chairs in your living room when hosting Private Business Receptions, the cornerstone of the “system” repeated throughout.

Not being a purveyor or fine snake oils, my use of this book is limited, but perhaps others may find some.

ESSENTIAL. ACTIONABLE TAKEAWAYS.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-11

Distilled startup/passive income bible.
This audiobook is the most well rounded resource on this topic I’ve encountered so far.
Do yourself a favour and get the audiobook version, The narrator is so motivating and the material is pure gold!
So dense with takeaways; so far the best out of dozens of similar products.
One of the best since Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Workweek.

Too much music, little actionable takeaway

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-12

Listen at 2x speed, audiobook is overlong and drawn out, padded with silly musical intros and outros from a bygone era.

Anecdotes are interesting but not much takeaway that is actionable, mostly vague and ambiguous opinions, perspectives and philosophies.

A lot of showmanship, pizazz & style that “of COURSE” worked in the 90s ;), hasn’t aged so well, feels like so much filler and chaff.
He can sure work a crowd and is a powerful speaker though.

Some fair nuggets, general monickers to adopt but little explanation how to act on them.

Would skip, regretful purchase at this price.

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