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Where are the women?????????????
on March 21, 2017
Overall, I liked this book - its a very interesting read for sure, however, it seems very simplified at points to the extent that you might as well say success depends on whether the Universe is with you or against you. That idea and attitude is ridiculous - the Universe is neither for or against you. Success in life depends largely on internal factors, not how or where you grew up, whether or not you were poor, when your birthday is, or who your parents are. These things may help but they will not determine how far you will go in life - success is when preparation meets opportunity, which is true for all the examples in the book. On that note, the examples in the book are all MEN. As a successful, educated woman, this is offensive given this book was written in 2008 and not 1950. WHERE ARE THE WOMEN??!! There are plenty of examples today so leaving out half the population is unacceptable. Leaving out half of the population also makes it easy to justify your argument!
The discussion on culture and behavior I'm already familiar with and this is definitely true; ditto for the cultural difference in attitudes towards work and school. Overall, its a good book but at points it really simplifies how people achieve the success they have.