Monday, April 4, 2011

Books Recently Received: Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki was kind enough to send over a copy of his new book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Minds, and Actions.

The title of the book is pretty self explanatory. On the dust cover, Kawasaki explains that the lessons in the book are drawn from his tenure as an employee at Apple and as a venture capitalist. The book appears to be a bit too new age, touchy feely for me, so I don't plan on reading it, but I must say I did spend a little time browsing through it and there is no question Kawasaki poured his heart and soul into the book. It appears very well thought out, and detailed, so if your mind works in a touchy feely kind of way (mine doesn't), there's probably a lot of worthwhile information in the book. I saw one internet reviewer praise the book strongly. Not one of the those who praised the book on the back jacket, but a woman who praised it only, it appears, because she genuinely found the book very helpful in her business. 

1 comment:

  1. Bob, I had the same feeling towards books that are too touchy feely or overly spirtual, but I've begun reading books similar to Enchantment and I've found that they are a nice complement to libertarian works which I've read based on more concrete facts. I am currently reading Linchpin: Are you Indispensable by Seth Godin and he even recommends John Taylor Gatto's book on public education. I know you are constantly linking to James Altucher's blog and I would say that these type of books are just as useful and insightful as his blog. Entrepenuers like Kawasaki, Godin, and Vaynerchuk seem to embody the type of business men we believe would exist in a libertarian free society and I think we should do as much possible to encourage everyone to listen to them. The more influence they have on the private sector, the better off we will all be.