More Bloggers Review “Fat Smoker” Book
post # 463 — November 9, 2007 — a Strategy and the Fat Smoker post
I’m grateful to those bloggers that are reviewing STRATEGY AND THE FAT SMOKER.
Clarke Ching says â€œThe book is full of great ideas. I’m just over half way through the book and I’ve had several “ah ha” moments already. If you’ve read any of David’s other books then you’ll lap this one up too.â€ However, Clarke goes on to stress that he would prefer an audiobook version (which is in the works.)
Brian Sommer writes: â€œBut, we really need to give up our bad vices if we are to become healthier and live longer. And while we all know the logic why we should live differently, we still choose to do that most illogical and irrational of acts. Remember that whenever your company or your client insists that your firm should embark on a new strategy. No matter how rational and logical your arguments are for change, donâ€™t be surprised if countless thousands fail to follow your lead. Itâ€™s at that juncture youâ€™ll wish youâ€™d read Davidâ€™s new book.â€
Tom Collins says,”The uplifting message from Maister is that true believers can be helped and coached to achieve the excellence they desire. The problem is that there are so few true believers in leadership and management positions. If you are one of them, if you are a believer, if you think long term, if you believe that Passion, Principal and People are the path to excellence and that excellence is the only sound strategy, this is the book for you. Maister lays it out. He reinforces what you already believe in and gives you a checklist and guiding examples to become the best you can become.”