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Cracking Complexity

By: David Benjamin,David Komlos,Marshall Goldsmith
Narrated by: John Chancer
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Publisher's Summary

Complexity has met its match!

Today, organizations are grappling with ambiguity, volatility, and paradox surrounding the challenges they face. This is complexity. But too many leaders approach complexity the wrong way - they push their people harder and harder and tackle problems one at a time over months, sometimes even years and nearly always in a linear fashion. It’s like setting a pot of water on “low” and waiting for it to boil. To solve the seemingly intractable challenges that leaders bang their heads against for months - to get the metaphorical water to boil - you must generate a high amount of heat very quickly. In this book, the authors share their proven formula for dramatically shortening the process and solving an organization’s toughest challenges in mere days.

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©2019 David Benjamin, David Komlos, and Marshall Goldsmith (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Male reader’s treatment of female voices

There are some good ideas here, but I can’t get through them. The male reader uses a higher pitched voice when quoting female leaders. It’s embarrassing and awkward. Also — the book doesn’t get to the point until chapter 4. Borrow the print version from the library to flea glean the good ideas more efficiently and to avoid the reader’s awkward performance.

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read the chapter titles, that is the secret.

this book is crap it's a waste of time don't get it it spends 90% of the time just talking about stuff business jargon that's all it is.

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Not worth the time…

It reminded me of a seminar one would attend in the conference room of a Ramada Inn…

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Old truths and new ideas

Good information to review or hear for the first time.

The attatchment was great to follow along for the matrices. Otherwise that would have been a little more difficult.

The narration was clear, concise and didn't sound monotone, as so many others do.

The information and presentation were well done and I found a few nuggets to try out.

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yes but obvious and mostly hype

as a complete unknown corporate space I'm already using the very beginning of my consultancy everything they're using and more largely in more sophisticated elaborate more scientifically informed way save a few things like requisite complexity and some of the procedures which are definitely good it's worth reading but there's no miracle here it's just topping into group genius Which is far from new

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I’m not gonna say it’s “bad” but…

I’m halfway through it and I still feel like someone’s about to pitch me a timeshare. The l frequent, buzzwordy use of “formula,” without ever really talking about anything quantitative, makes it seem like pseudoscientific gibberish.

And that’s before one contends with the cringe factor of hearing the male narrator read a woman’s words in a unnecessary and completely farcical “feminized” timbre.

There may be some nuggets in here. One can probably find them elsewhere.

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This is horrible,like the rest of the plus catalog.

Everything on the catalog is crap, you usually come across titles like War and Peace, or Crime and Punishment, that although classics, they are super dry, and everything else is just crap man. Is like giving dog food to a hungry human,thanks I guess.

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No value

No original ideas. A lot of explanations for every thing. Usable only in companies where decisions are taken in common.