Dropped on my door yesterday afternoon, just finished reading it tonight. Wow! This is in no way coming from a fresh perspective as I follow Galloway very closely. What an enjoyable read. Pulls you in with life stories that cannot be contrived. It's all about survival folks. Recognizing shortcomings, overcoming the wrong sperm club. The last one admitted to your class in grad school. Realizing how lucky you are to be born in America. Understanding that certain role models have made huge mistakes and carry character flaws with them for eternity. This should be required reading for any student in undergrad and given serious consideration for graduate and professional programs. No one writes like Scott. The wit, the self deprecation, the failures. The wins! All out there for you. Everyone of us needs a Cy Cordner damnit. Reach out to friends more often. Play nicely with family. Have high expectations for your employees. We will look back on this book in thirty years and realize what a gem it truly is.
The book is arranged in short separate sections with titles such as "Success," "Love," "Health," etc. I know, I know. Again? It's worlds apart from the other books in the self help section. Those are typically written by psychology majors and PhDs with no real world experience. You need drunk Scott here. Reading most of those self help books with a fake British accent isn't going to help you. Sean from CrossFIt will however. So will Randy from Reno. And NYU grad students who apparently think they've bought the right to walk in late on life. This is a book on compounding en masse. You want to scale? Form a rational foundation early in life. Floors, not ceilings. Selection of spouse. Career track. Huyndais not Teslas. It's all here. Journey through the highs and lows of the internet bubble, housing bubble, on through whatever we can call this current wave of liquidity.
This is cetainly not "The Four." I would highly recommend that one as well. This is an author who's star is just so bright over the past few years. Do some research. Check out his presentations online and podcasts. I will say my business partner was in NYC last summer and ran into Scott on the train. He was out from California and Prof Galloway was nothing but gracious and kind. Could've been less than gracious, but practices what he's preaching in the new book. Buy now! Just don't order it through Samsung pay on your Discover card.
- Hardcover: 244 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio (14 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0593084195
- ISBN-13: 978-0593084199
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.2 x 18.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)