Even before his thematic acknowledgments, Peter has set the tone of this book in its dedication. His style is eminently readable (with the faintest whiff of Winnie the Pooh) and this book lives up to his introductory sales (or is it anti-sales?) pitch.
Despite the author's obvious and stated love of footnotes, a few of them are surely superfluous: providing information that is known by all who would be interested in knowing it e.g. the explanation of what is meant by "Sat nav". The interspersed quotations are much better as are the "Nigel interludes".
The use of Maslow' hierarchy is a good way into defining winning, although I found the diagram on p21 rather confusing: is it really meant to indicate that the "Journey to success" involves moving from knowing what you want to NOT knowing what you want? The Pareto principle is also used well.
I was delighted to see the chapter heading "The strength of `No'" but thought it could have been developed a little further e.g. the alternative spelling of "No" being "y e s b u t". The chapter on leaving spare capacity to be able to capitalise on opportunities made an important point which is often overlooked (by me for one!).
I particularly liked the "Sat nav" Illustration of the learning process and the really lazy lazy guide.
All in all a very good read with some useful points for all but the most lazy already! In fact, I applied its principles even before finishing the book ... I "skim read" the appendices of which I would normally have read every word!