MEMBRE

Willem Hartman

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Fantastic book

Global
5 out of 5 stars
Interprétation
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 21/12/2020

I loved it. Gripping, amusing, deep, funny and touching. Andrew Klavan takes us on a tour in his past, his family, his inner thoughts and his evolution to his eventual baptism. Easy to read, but not a lightweight, yet with lightness and elegance, this book is a pleasure to read and I will certainly open it up again another day.

A bit too preaching but still an agreable book

Global
5 out of 5 stars
Interprétation
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 29/09/2020

I think it was a good book. At times I got a bit jittery with all the preaching and moralizing.

And of course ... that’s the purpose of the book.

It is, on the one hand a business book and deals with results and effectiveness - yet it is also and perhaps more so, a book about ethics, leadership and vision.

Like with so many books, the writer has a few good points, some quite brilliant; but it’s not enough for a full book, so he’s set up to fill the resulting emptiness with anecdotes and repetition.

A summary of the book would do well enough.

Great book

Global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 24/09/2020

I loved the book.

The voices are a bit over the top, I agree.

And yet : totally fitting and not bothering at all. They give credibility, and sounds authentic.

The stories are engaging and illustrate the points made.
The different aspects of leadership as perceived by the authors are on the mark, practical, useful.

Totally loved the book. 5/5

Where’s the story ?

Global
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 14/09/2020

Imagine a book is that it’s all about telling a gripping story so people become returning clients.

A perfect roadmap so you may catch clients’ attention and keep them interested.

Is it this book ?

I bought it thinking : yeah storytelling, I’ve always believed in that.

My experience : it starts off promising, I tend to agree to the general ideas and method. And I’m learning some new things.

And then it becomes noise....

Halfway the book I thought, what did I just read ? What’s this book about the importance of storytelling that can’t tell a story ?

A book that’s about grabbing attention that escapes my attention.

I can’t focus on it!

There’s no gripping story in this book about how to tell a gripping story.

All in all I agree to the outline, to the method, but the book itself doesn’t deliver. Not for me. But of course, it’s all rather personal.

I hope other people got something for their money.

OK, but repetitive.

Global
3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

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.

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Nice, if you like preaching

Global
3 out of 5 stars
Interprétation
2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

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.

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