Wow, this book was long! Whole 3,569 pages in Kindle format~
It took me almost a week to listen to the whole thing while commuting.
My general thought on this book is that a lot of points discussed are useful and the author is a seasoned, wise entrepreneur. He doesn’t skew extreme to left or right.
He seems to be modest and knows what he’s talking about. He’s from a tech background so he talks a lot about tech companies, especially Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
On Chapter 7, he quotes the motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar;
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar, author, motivational speaker
Among many, this point spoke to me which I’m sure it would to many entrepreneurs or anyone with a goal or a purpose.
If I don’t have a purpose or a goal, I would not get motivated. Without the daily dose of motivation, it’s impossible to push toward a goal. And this motivation should not be based on a goal of simply earning money.
Every now and then, I’d think, “What’s the purpose of this life, what is my true destiny…” and etc. Although I’m neither filthy rich nor poor, if my goal was to earn more money, I would’ve drowned in despair and confusion long ago.
I have a grandeur dream and a goal. Until I reach this goal, I would have to do things even if I don’t “FEEL” like it. Driven by “FEELING” is a sure way to live a regretful life. And a vain life.
To get back to the book, it covers many points on strategies, finance, education, people, marketing & sales, leadership and motivation. Each point is short, mostly 1 1/2~3 pages and the author gives plenty of his own and other entrepreneurs’ experiences which makes the book even more interesting.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. Highly recommended!