Monday, December 23, 2013

Book Review: The Longview

A few thoughts and points from The Longview by Roger Parrott:

Quotable: "If it doesn't win football games, don't do it." - George Allen

What I Liked: The concept of the longview.  We should work, serve, and live like we're in it for the long-haul.  Anything else is shortsighted. This isn't a new concept: My grandma asked me about that before this book was written.

What I Didn't Like: To be honest, this wasn't a very good book.  I could nitpick at a lot of things, but I think the biggest critique (and warning to the would-be authors among us) is that you're theme/illustration/narrative needs to be consistent throughout.  At times reading the book (or even individual chapters) felt like being in a car with someone learning to drive a manual transmission: it wasn't smooth at all.  The author just jumped from one illustration to another without warning or much explanation.

2013 Personal Impact Ranking: 

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