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I’m not sure whether to give this book a four or five star review

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Reviewed: 26-09-2020

He makes it sound so simple. Quite a bit of it seems to be obvious stuff but I really wonder whether succeed in business is actually as easy as he makes it out to be. I suspect not, unless one gets really lucky...

Perhaps the author should have tried condensing the series into half of what it is

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Reviewed: 18-09-2020

I found most of it pretty boring filled with lots of fluff and this a time waster. Author should have focused on quality rather than quantity

Ok book...

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Reviewed: 12-09-2020

He raises some good points but also has a lot of weak points that he should leave to experts in the field to discuss who know about the complexity of these matters and therefore wouldn’t be as confident as he is in coming up with solutions. For example the section on kids is definitely a field out of his depth. The criticises marginal cost thinking but that is how they were taught which is why they think in that way. And in actual fact there is nothing wrong with marginal cost theory. It is the application that is the problem. To fully implement the magic of marginal cost would entail bribing the price and thus profits down. Established companies may have other short term incentives to attend to which is why they don’t do it, even though it may be detrimental to their long term interest. So it is not a problem with the theory rather the application that is the problem.

very interesting

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Reviewed: 07-09-2020

it is a great contrast to ray kroc's biography. it also shows what were the reasons burger king did not surpass mcdonalds.

Not very interesting

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Reviewed: 07-09-2020

First two hours were reasonable but gets pretty boring thereafter. It certainly does not live up to the expectations set at the beginning that it will be mesmerising.

I wished I had read this book twenty years ago

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Reviewed: 07-08-2020

Truly the best historical book on China I’ve read in my life. The discussions from the 1990s onwards a bit long winded compared to the earlier part but still it is an extremely good book