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Zachary O.

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"Pretty good"

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Good:
- Overall, I found myself agreeing with most of what was said, and I think his final thesis (summarized in a checklist at the end) is sound.

Bad:
- Much of the content swayed into macro economic theory, and at times, even philosophy. While this was interesting whilst reading, I didn't take much away from these discussions.
- At times, it feels more like a guide to other venture capitalists, or for serial entrepreneurs wondering about what to build next

  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • Written by: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

"Pretty good"

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Don't let 3/5 stars dissuade you. By definition of the stars, it is "pretty good".

The book could be cut down by about 70%. Much of the content only helps portray the author as a skeptical intellectual. This makes me more receptive to his eventual message - but it is overkill. I also was somewhat left feeling that the author's main struggle was left unresolved.

For the actionable benefits, there is little I actually took away: Meditate, and if it's difficult, that's OK. It might help.