The very short book reviews continue.
VERY good book on building business’s and specifically startups. Lots of great ideas in the second half especially from a customer service perspective. The first half bored me to a certain extent mainly because of the more or less uninteresting beginnings of some of the author’s business’s and some of his life lessons. While not bad, I just couldn’t get into the history, also a little annoyed by his retelling of night life stories and how they were somehow instrumental in his success.
I think Hsieh has tons of great ideas and is truly innovative, but judging by this book all of those ideas were cultivated in the later part of his career. The initial stages were more about luck.
Not sure if the book deserves all the hype it has received but a quick read and i caught myself writing down several of the ideas in order to implement or tweak them in my own business.