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Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action Kindle Edition
-WILLIAM URY, coauthor of Getting to Yes
“Start with Why fanned the flames inside me. This book can lead you to levels of excellence you never considered attainable.”
-GENERAL CHUCK HORNER, air boss, Desert Storm
“Each story will force you to see things from an entirely different perspective. A perspective that is nothing short of the truth.”
-MOKHTAR LAMANI, former ambassador, special envoy to Iraq --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Back Cover
- ASIN : B005JZD3B4
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (6 October 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 1772 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 240 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #339 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I find it funny that a book about WHY missed out on mentioning something called, "The theory of 5 Whys"- Look it up, it is something a lot of companies use to brainstorm problems. It also has no comment on Friedrich Nietzsche - "He who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any HOW." I believe what applies to life also eventually applies to business life.
And as it is a business book, its only focus is on the importance of WHY in businesses and large scale social movements. There is no example of how this concept affects and benefits an individual on a more personal scale - i.e. in relationships, health, etc. Chapter 13 - where the author shares his own story of arriving at this concept is the only place where he has touched on it in a lukewarm manner. Though, I believe there is another book follow-up book called 'Find Your Why' for the same purpose. If you are looking for a personal WHY, do read Stephen Covey's - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Should you read the book, if you have watched the TED talk?
- Yes, if you are looking for more detailed examples and studies and researches. Though a lot of it is focused on Apple and Southwest Airlines and Walmart.
- No, if you already have a clear sense of WHY in everything you think, say and do. (i.e. self-awareness)
[I bought a paperback version by Portfolio Penguin, and the fonts, binding and print are all okay]
I had seen the Ted Talk by the author and was compelled to order this one. Although i would say that the Ted Talk is enough to understand this message and you don't really need to read this entire book unless you really want to.
Though Simon thoroughly explain the concept but reason for giving the average rating are -1. All the stuff is repeated multiple time 2. It's only focuses on organization rather than Individual's why 3. I found Example of Apple as firm too lengthy and feels as per writer it's the only organization in world that's doing good. 4. Content should not be more than 100-150 pages.
By Teja sangaru on 7 March 2018
By Raghi Pandit on 16 January 2019
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Ärgerlich ist, dass der Inhalt des Buches auf 20 Seiten gepasst hätte und dass es keinerlei Anleitung gibt, wie der Leser, denn für sich selbst das Why/How/What definieren kann. Dafür muss man wohl einen überteuerten Workshop von Sinek buchen. Fazit: 20% interessante Gedanken, 80% aufgeblasene Zeitverschwendung.