by Richard Branson 👎
I will not spend much time on this one, except to say that if you are enjoyed “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” when it was on TV, or watch Youtube videos about yachts and flying first Class (guilty), then this might be a book for you. Otherwise, I would skip it. To say that Richard Branson has a big ego is like saying that the sun’s surface is a little on the warmish side.☀️
I admire his entrepreneurial spirit and his tales about building various businesses. And unlike many successful people, he admits that luck played a big part in his success. However, most of us will have a hard time relating to his tales of hardship. For example, Branson provides a long explanation of how exhausting it is to fly back and forth on his private jet from his private Caribbean island to New Mexico while negotiating the financing for Virgin Galactic (This book was published before his recent space trip).
Get: Libro.fm link
Note on audiobooks: I have found that biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs work well in an audio format. I can keep the details about what is happening if most of the book is about one person and it is not a book that dives into technical details. BTW, I use Libro.fm to purchase audiobooks so that the sale goes to my local independent bookstore, Skylark books.
J. Scott Christianson is a technologist and an Associate Teaching Professor of management at the Trulaske College of Business, where his interests are focused on the impact of technology on society. You can connect with him on his website, LinkedIn, Twitter, or by following his newsletter, The Free-Range Technologist.