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.
Pretty strong boundary conditions need to be fulfilled in order for this scheme to work; including broad acceptance of a high level of interpersonal ruthlessness.
If you look past the author’s boundless Andy Grove adoration, there are some useful lessons to be learnt.
Overly simplified presentation of basic statistics that cuts some corners, as superbly pointed out by Andrew Gelman.
Entertaining and motivating.
Comfortingly desillusional perspective on entrepreneurship, with reassuring insights like: “No one cares.”