Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Audio CD – CD, 17 October 2017
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- Item Weight : 234 g
- ISBN-10 : 1427291551
- ISBN-13 : 978-1427291554
- Product Dimensions : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
- Publisher : Macmillan Audio (17 October 2017)
- Language: : English
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1. The book is not delivered in a good condition - creases on the cover, pages easily falling out.
2. Content per page is very less. The text size is bloated to achieve 200 pages.
3. It sure is worth paying for, but not so much. I would have been happier if the publisher put the content in black text on white paper, reduced font size to save some printing money.
It looks and feels like a field manual, if that's a plus for you. I would recommend you take an eBook if it is coming for a lesser cost.
This book in itself is complete pack of jet fuel
I never tells you right or wrong instead that's you
But I has got so many examples of scenario so that you will fit in any one
And there the journey of analysis starts
Best part of the book was
You just need two things to make any thing possible I.e., emotion and logic both should work together for common goal
Then came this book on discipline. And this is the sole entrant and creator of the "The publishers pranked you" category.
There is nothing here. This book is just images with text in font 72 repeating generic items such as "Work hard" / "Hard work is good".
Is this a coffee table book? Is it a motivational book? Is there a secret message here which I'll be explained later in life by an ascetic when I make an impromptu trip to the Himalayas? Is it a prank? are just some of the questions you will be faced with when you spend a little over 7 minutes with this book.
Personally, I believe that discipline equals freedom is not a book that you'd want to just sit down and enjoy reading while having your coffee, its moreover a book that you're supposed to read when you feel that you don't want to continue doing your work. I highly recommend you to put it on your desk, and open any random page and start reading when you feel like lying in bed and leaving everything for 'tomorrow'
Rather than being a deep exploration of the concept of discipline, it is a series of pep-talks that get you fired up to work towards your goals and overcome the obstacles in your way. If you were expecting a deep study of habits or discipline or will-power, you might be a bit disappointed, but if you had been expecting a collection of short reflections you can dip into during your spare moments, or when you are feeling discouraged, then you'd be delighted with this book.
The first part of this book is a series of philosophical/motivational reflections on the path of discipline, which, to me, reads like it was written by a modern day Marcus Aurelius or Caesar - you get the impression that these are based on thoughts that the author scribbled down in the frontlines, thoughts he used to keep himself on the path, and which he recorded to reuse when he needed them again. From page 91 onwards, the book suddenly transforms into an application-oriented field manual giving the reader advice on workouts, situational awareness, martial arts, etc.. The effect of this is to be a forceful reminder to the reader not to stop with reading but to proceed to applying what one has read. So don't expect the whole book to be filled with reflections on discipline.
As many reviewers have made it clear by now, the entire book is printed as white letters on a background of greyscale photographs. Also, the OCR type of font used on the front cover is the same font used for the entire text of the book. The effect of this unusual choice of colour scheme and font choice (imagine the amount of black inck that must have gone into the printing! I'm surprised the cost of the book is not higher on account of this.) is to force you to slow down and be more mindful when you read. A kind of wabi-sabi. It's also an interesting exercise to attempt to figure out why the author chose that particular photograph for that particular topic.
THE ELUSIVE HARDCOVER.
I first bought the paperback version of this book. After reading the book and having seen photos of an elegant clothbound hardcover in various reviews on the interenet, I tried to order the hardcover from here. I had intended to use the hardcover as a coffee-table book. Sadly, i was sent the paperback again. I wrote a note to the seller explaining the situation and asking for the hardcover I had selected during the buying process, but they don't seem to have read my note, because they sent me the paperback again. When I contacted Amazon Customer support, they clearly explained their policy that a replacement can be done only once per order. So I was left with no other option than to return the paperback a second time and settle for a refund, which was done promptly. Now I see that the hardcover option is available again from the same seller, but I am wary of ordering it again since I suspect I will receive a paperback again. I checked if there was a way to contact the seller so that I could receive a confirmation that it was the clothbound hardcover, but the contact option redirects to the Amazon Customer Service. So I have decided to wait till this seller or another posts a picture of the book available with them and the product image makes it explicitly clear that they are selling the clothbound hardcover edition.
Top reviews from other countries
The book is great, especially the workouts, and it feels like Jocko in a book. Black pages with white writing. Images of guys doing BJJ. Just has that meaty feel to it.
But it is padded out. At 199 pages, unless you want to get into the workouts. Or you have just never listened to Jocko then it is worth it.
Otherwise save your money and just listen to the podcast. it would be hard for any book to do the machine that is Jocko Willinck justice.
Aaaaannnddd.... podcasts! Go listen to some of his podcasts!!!