Top positive review
Great for Business Practical, not scholarly work
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
As a leader in a commercial business I read for entertainment and to help me understand how to be more efficient in our organization. This book has taken principles of other books, some which I found slow and too theoretical, and provided anecdotes that allow the reader to understand situations and also convey the same in an easily digested way. Is it a scholarly work? No. Is it practical? Yes. In the end, your level of satisfaction will be driven by either of those 2 expectations. Easy read and practical.
Now, it isn’t much of a stretch to connect today’s political leadership with the propaganda of the Nazi days... is it the writer’s bias or is it the way it is outlined? Others have made that connection, and the work he laid out does make the case that the current style of leadership does favor personal attacks over substance, which could lead people to make decisions based on emotions, rather than logical facts. I am open to being wrong, and also understand my political bias might be in play, but I favor the latter, and that sounds too close to reality, and scary. Consider the Muller evidence, and the fact that for most of Trump’s supporter, a recent survey claimed 0% of the people felt the facts will not weight in their decision to re-elect. Winston Churchill said something to the effect that “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. “In business, all of the facts get trumped by brand affiliations and personal preferences, hence so much money goes into marketing. When the needs arises, the student appears, and so I found this book timely and enjoyable.