Most helpful critical review
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Advice for Life
on January 14, 2002
"It's Easier to Succeed Than to Fail" is an interesting book about the findings and philosophies of the founder of Chick-fil-A. I was expecting a "rags-to-riches" story from the outset. Mr. Cathy delivered on that point however, I was a bit taken by the schere number of religious references in this book. Mind you, this is not a bad thing, just something I just wasn't expecting in a business book. In my opinion, the book turned out to be much more religous motivational in content than business motivational, with numerous and repeated references to the scriptures, prayer, and dedication of the business to the Lord.
From a literary point of view, Mr. Cathy meanders back and forth through the years not in chronological order, but rather in short bursts, tying to the chapters overall theme. The book is very readible however I found it quite repeative, with entire paragraphs, sentences, and themes reoccurring throughout.