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1.0 out of 5 stars What utter drivel, January 16, 2012
This review is from: Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure (Paperback)
I can see now why American universities are losing their standing in global rankings, if book this is any indication of what comes out of U.S. academia these days. The author takes a premise which possibly made a decent HBR magazine article - business people take risks, or even make mistakes, and sometimes these pay off - and tries to turn it into a book. He fails dismally.

The only good thing I have to say is that - a rarity in the e-commerce world - the difference in price between the Kindle edition and the paper edition makes sense. I am so sick and tired of seeing e-books priced at one dollar less than the "real thing."
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Initial post: Apr 3, 2012 7:48:51 AM PDT
Did you read the book? All of it? There is nothing to indicate that you did in your comments.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 12:27:42 PM PST
Robert - yes, I did read the entire book. And still thought it was mediocre (at best). You, on the other hand I see, seem to rank everything 5 stars. Are you a major stockholder in amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2014 12:26:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2014 12:28:16 AM PDT
Eddie says:
Your assumptions show why France will never be ranked no.1 - having lost the hey day of enlightened era ideation.

1. This "one" book can not be a representative sample of what you call "American university". Go back to Statistics classes.

2. This is not an academic book but rather practical consultant orientated.

3. The premise of the book is absolutely perfect in "complex" domains ( where cause and effect relations can not be discerned using traditional methods ).

Complexity sciences is huge today. Go enroll in such classes and upgrade your European MBA knowledge.

4. The author advances and brilliantly backs up his unique method and invention. It's not an elixir ( few things are in business).

5. Go and make more mistakes . You made one here enabling me to update you ( with free valuable consultation ).
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