Business books are poorly written and typically contain about 80% useless information and posturing to about 20% useful information. Often the blog posts or the articles on which they’re based are better written, tighter, and more useful. This holds true here – I’d estimate that only 10-15% of the book is useful, but what’s there is really rather good. It’s very much worth a read, particularly because of its extreme focus on people. Managing. One-on-ones. Development. Hiring. Firing. Redundancies. Hiring for strength rather than to avoid weakness. I’d just like to see a shorter version of it that wasn’t so CEO-focussed.