The book paints a naive caricature of the consulting industry, downplays the role and responsibility of other actors and, unfortunately, lacks a realistic alternative for flexibly solving skill and capacity deficits (especially in the public sector); thereby undermining any justified concerns.
The ‘cookbook’ approach does a lot to demystify Strategy and Architecture, while the digressions into philosophy make the relatively basic content also palatable for the advanced reader.
Life advice packaged as ‘business zen’ but lacking elementary kindness towards others and ‘borrowing’ its title from the more well known Bryan Tracy book.
The book gives surprisingly little attention to the question how Impact Players can assure they get rewarded for the value they bring
The book’s premise sounds so blatantly obvious that one wonders why (in many organizations) there is still an issue.
The best quote is not from the author: “Quality is the best business plan” (John Lasseter, director of Toy Story).