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Struggling to enjoy this.,
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This review is from: The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume (Kindle Edition)
To me, 'The Personal MBA' reads more like a series of blog posts, rather than a book.
It doesn't flow well, because after every point the author asks you to 'share this concept' online. By this, he means to click a link and share a webpage from his website. I find this extremely distracting, and it is interrupting my thought process and enjoyment of the book, to the point where I am contemplating returning it.
I did a count of how many times you are asked to share a concept, and it is well over 100! (My Kindle-for-PC lost count after that.) In my opinion, this is kind of tacky, and something that I would expect from a 0.99 ebook, not a 'real' book for $9.99. It also shows little regard for the reader, by putting the author's needs (promotion) ahead of the needs of his audience (to lose themselves in a good book.)
A more subtle mention, maybe at the beginning and end of the book, would have been plenty.
I've had two goes at reading it so far, and will try again, but unfortunately can't seem to get into it. If I wanted to read something in this style, I would go online and read from blogs, not buy a book.
For what it's worth though, I am enjoying the author's other book The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!