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Potential but very lacking...nothing new...so many books in so little time... repackaged psychology
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2020
You must already have other interests if you are looking for a book like this? Or maybe want to become indispensable at work? If you have any ability to self assess or question things in life than this book can be of very little help. I came to review this book because I already am a polymath and I was hoping it would be a book that would tell me something new or maybe how to help utilize my knowledge better in the workplace. It didn't. Most of the information is standard knowledge if you took psychology or philosophy in high school or are just a self taught life long learner or interested in anything outside of work and weekends?! If you have hobbies or several interests then most if not all of this information you are already applying in life.
Basically, if you know what you are interested in and want to learn about it, take the time to learn it, question what you are learning and find ways to apply it to other areas of interest or your current career; then this book is just a waste of time. If you do not know how to be multi-disciplined or what you are interested in then read "How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci" by Micheal Gelb (not this authors version as it looks like he read Gelb and just repackaged it) and get into your own head and find your interests and interesting ways to pursue them.
This book missed it's full potential by telling and explaining rather than showing. It felt like badly repackaged psychology. He is pushing a book out every 8 weeks or even less to make money which there is technically nothing wrong with ( you can find many ebooks here on Amazon on how to write a book in 24 hours or 1 week and sell it) but I think that is what makes the book lacking? Other reviewers on other books noted something seeming off or incomplete. I believe it to be time, effort to fully flesh out what could be helpful and interesting to the audience and having a clear intent for the book other than repeating psychology theory and pumping out books. I think they would be better labeled as mini psychology lessons. If you look the author has several similar books and this year alone has had over ten books he has published (most likely self published) there is a reason published books take time. There are many great psychology reads out there or even psychology textbooks and tons of self help books that are more informative and helpful in nurturing growth of self. I have not read any other books by this author but did go through several kindle sections of others he is offering after reading this book and they appear to be quite similar.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.