Top critical review
Excellent ideas, worth a patient read
Reviewed in Australia on 18 February 2020
Principles is a striking book packed with insights into how to create great organisations. There are many echoes here of Macdonald’s Systems Based Leadership and Urwin’s ‘beliefs’ philosophy. However it is necessarily a unique and personal account of Dalio’s extraordinary approach to life and building a phenomenally successful firm.
Packed with examples from Bridgewater’s stellar track record, you may not agree with it all but it will reward anyone keen to improve their management approaches. It would make an even better book if it were shorter: the concepts are repetitive once the main themes have been grasped.