The best feature of the book is how the author takes the reader through the logic of how archeologists infer facts about life 2000 years ago.
October 2021: Apparently, the financial troubles of Evergrande are the first cracks in the wall.
July 2019: Interesting perspective on China’s impressive rise over the past years, providing more context to the recent trade war with the US and contrasting the view of Kai-Fu Lee.
After a reasonably insightful chapter describing Alibaba’s strategy, the book slides into an enumeration of facts that illustrate the way in which China’s government steers private enterprise.
Entertaining and endearing, despite the writers (sometimes painful) personality flaws
Carefully crafted and highly entertaining.
Packed with nice examples.
The book is more about political realities than about cultures, with little attention given to the role of black people (apart from them being enslaved).
Captivating narrative which juicy details on naval warfare practices and life on board.
At some points the investigative journalism is not fully convincing, but it conveys the message effectively.
Entertaining and motivating.
Five not terribly original self-realization tools, creatively reframed in designer language.
The “just shut up and listen”-attitude is refreshing, but will not convince anyone who is not already on the reader’s side and even antagonize many potential supporters of her cause.
This marketing guy can’t stop whining about his 1st world problems (and when pushed by his editor to deliver another bestseller decided to to make it into a book, together with his ghost writer).
Everything you always wanted to know about the economic, cultural, historical, and culinary significance of cod.
The book’s premise sounds so blatantly obvious that one wonders why (in many organizations) there is still an issue.
What is good advice for life is typically also good advice for art, and vice versa.
The writer never really succeeds in making the Simulmatics story seem important, partly because due to endless digressions about the bad marriages of the men who founded the company and partly because she avoids any substantial assessment of the actual models they used.
there is no reason to get too excited about this book.
Surprisingly readable for a text of this sort of technical depth