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).
Entertaining and motivating.
Surprisingly valuable, considering the conceptual natureof the material covered.
Most intriguing where the described ‘globalization’ takes the for of trade – rather than old-fashioned conquest
A collection of juicy stories backed by interesting historical facts grounded in documented history and archeological finds.
Due to the breadth of the topic, the compelling perspective disintegrates and it ends up as a long parade of interesting facts.
The author provides a richness of perspectives that guide the reader beyond clichés.
The best quote is not from the author: “Quality is the best business plan” (John Lasseter, director of Toy Story).
The need for concentration for though-intensive tasks is not disputed, but somehow the author (a university professor himself) structurally over-values academic work versus non-academic endeavours.
The book fits neatly in the trend to call out gender inequality, but unfortunately it has limited practical solutions to offer.
Densely written ‘how-to guide’ for executives who want to build a sustainable growth company.
At some point, The Godfather has evolved from a document of the mafia life style to a style guide for mob leaders.
A no-nonsense approach to leadership, accompanied by an overdose of war stories.
Rich collection of cases that jointly convey an important message – even if the individual annecdotes may be somewhat over the top.
Please note the irony in the fact that Amazon does not offer this book as ebook.
Compassionately written, but downplaying that uneducated, scared anti-intellectuals are often ruthlessly mean towards anyone who is not part of their clan.