First off, this book is very well written. Has a nice flow to it and is easy to understand. That said...
This book reminds me of how the government will spend millions of dollars on a study to tell you something you already know: "After an exhaustive multi-year study costing $10 million dollars, we have concluded that ice is cold to the touch." This book is very much like that. I can't think of one single concept presented in the book that isn't already common knowledge. Example: Hard work and perseverance can make up for lack of talent. Who doesn't already know this? Here's another one: People who like what they are doing (passion), usually do better than those who do not. Every single point made in this book is about that profound. And, if you are looking for proven ways to increase you own "grit," forget about it--they are not there.
This material might make for a good 10-page whitepaper, but it isn't nearly deep enough to make into a 300 page book. Because of that, there is just major filler in the form of stories about successful people.
Lastly, like another reviewer pointed out, this book has a self-righteous undertone to it. The author burns a lot of ink making sure you think she's smart and important.
I'll save you $20: The most successful people work really hard at something they like and don't give up.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Scribner Book Company; Reprint edition (21 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1501111116
- ISBN-13: 978-1501111112
- Product Dimensions:: 14 x 2 x 21.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 340 g
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 3,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)