Willem Hartman

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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • De : Simon Sinek
  • Lu par : Simon Sinek
  • Durée : 7 h et 12 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • idées correctes mais arguments 400% foutaises

  • Écrit par : Louis le 29/04/2019

OK, but repetitive.

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Rédigé le : 08/04/2019

The idea is good. First why, then the rest.
Yet this can be said in one third of the time used.
The book's core message is interesting, but it suffers from repetition.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • De : Jordan B. Peterson
  • Lu par : Jordan B. Peterson
  • Durée : 15 h et 39 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Way too long

  • Écrit par : David CLAMY le 28/01/2019

Nice, if you like preaching

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Rédigé le : 01/04/2019

It’s a good book. It’s also a tiresome book.

Riddled with anecdotes and snippets of advice on how to live. I listened to the audiobook and Peterson's voice is often harsh - he sounds angry most of the time. It's not his fault, perhaps he speaks like this all the time, but I've had my fill.

I got really tired of the author's sermons in the end. I could barely finish the book.
I had to skip certain texts - especially when he goes on and on, time and again, preaching biblical , often Old Testament truths.
Am I in church ?

At times the book is absolutely genius. Some texts are jewels of insight, knowledge and wisdom.

At times though, I find the writer totally misses the mark.

I think Peterson is a good man - I believe he has had too much unfair criticism from many; archiving him with the alt-right. He clearly is not an extremist. There’s a moderate conservatism present - but also a moderate progressivism. All in all a very descent and good person.

I understand that the book has helped many people with their lives, especially young men. For this I would give it 5 stars.

But the constant preaching and promotion of Old Testament ideas totally turns me off.
One star taken away.

And some of the basic tenets are discutable if not plain wrong. Take the idea that “feminine equals chaos" while "masculin equals order”.

Or the way he starts the chapter in rule 7 : ““Life is suffering. That’s clear. There is no more basic, irrefutable truth.”

Hmm…. no it isn't.

And then there's all the contradictory material.
Take "Rule 9", where the first paragraph details how wrong it is to give advice. This ... in a book littered with advice, sermons and preaching.

And so I take another star away - leaving the book with 3 stars.

It’s a good book. But I’m not going to buy the sequel.