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  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (28 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118808789
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118808788
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.9 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“…a fun and breezy read…” (People Management, April 2014)

“His book is a refreshing antidote to the blandness of so many ‘how I made it big’ business books. In it, he commends a very different style of leadership to the usual, preferring instinct, quirkiness and chance–taking over the usual management–speak.” (IDG Connect, April 2014)

“A wonderful read. Not for the faint–hearted.” (Dialogue, June 2014)

“…well worth reading as it will challenge your ′norms′ and make you think about how you really can get the best out of your people.” (CMI Book Club, July 2014)

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The book is written by Michael Tobin, the former boss of Telecity Group.

This is not a dry, life sucking, horrible medicine, must-read-because-it-will-be-good-for-you book. Also, Michael Tobin does not come across as big headed, do what I say not what I do kind of a guy.

I found this an easy read about a man who puts vision over strategy. He writes stories to help you and I think differently, to break the traditional way of doing things and getting the same results as normal.

From swimming with sharks to being abducted, he seems like a maverick but just has a fearless creative way of getting his message across. He doesn't claim to know it all or have world hunger solved but he gets his ideas across in a concise way.

The book itself, is moderately short (246 pages) with a sensible size font. It is broken down into 10 chapters all beginning with F :Fear to Failure to Future, fortunately they are not overplayed and he doesn't get stuck trying to make them work.

He book is full of quotes from him and other people and if you like quotes then there are plenty. A common theme is that he feels that vision is everything and at such a high level it means that you should never get stuck following a detailed strategy blindly. He recommends that you articulate your vision and then let the assigned leaders figure out how to get the end result without interference. His advice is to hire people better than you so it's not about managing people, it's about leading them.

The fact that he is English gets rid of some of the Americanisms and the preachy style and brings it down to earth.

I have really enjoyed this book and would recommend it as its full of life and a joy to read. But I do realise that you cannot forget strategy completely but need to constantly review it to ensure it aligns with the vision. His mantra "regret nothing" shows a different style of leadership that I would like to see more in more leaders.
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I don’t think there’s anything new in the book but the author’s strength is his ability to package the content effectively. The book is easy to read; although I didn't get the impression that the narrative had been as crafted as rigorously as many other management texts. Ideas, concepts and theories are essentially left to inference so the target readership is clearly for those concerned with the practice rather than theory of management. Whether this is as insightful as other reviewers claim is debatable. Ultimately its typical for the average book found in this genre: unoriginal.
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Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
So I've read many a great management book and many a great self development book and this kinda sits neatly in between. It's a how to be and how to put your values into action outline, despite all the many and varied challenges that may come your way.

I started not liking it. The photo at the back portrays a smug looking bloke carefully dressed to be informally scruffy and the first few pages do reflect, at least to me, someone who loves themselves just a bit too much. There's also a fairly rich reinvention of the past going on throughout. But then you start to identify a little, and then a little more, with how he's fashioned his whole approach as a leader or inspiration to his people.

His absolute focus is on relationships and values as bedrock to a solid culture that will inevitably achieve beyond the norm. I believe that too. You then simply have to sprinkle a good dose of luck and he's had some; but much of it is made by this own effort.

In the end you get a solid set of guidelines for how to be a great leader, but are left with a feeling that he's compensating for something, with all the 'workaholic' style choices he makes day in and day out. Striving and doing, yeah that's great and he's achieved a huge amount, but at what personal price? Only he and those close to him can answer.

f you like a broadly eastern philosophical approach and like good business too then read this. It's not the best of either, but as I mentioned it straddles both well enough to be worth your time. It's not very long and the print is large, so it's a quick and easy read!
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By Purpleheart TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Nov. 2014
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'Often it takes someone else to point our that maybe you do things a little differently,' is how Michael Tobin starts his book. He has ten 'F' chapters - Fear through Failure to Future. When I read the first example about taking the executives on his newly merged team swimming with sharks my heart sank - there's a certain type of 'different' that is very predictable. Tobin writes about the event well and it seems to make his point that anticipation of scary things is worse than the event itself. But then the shark swimming is followed by the abduction story and the surprise paragliding from Table Mountain story and I began to think that he might be a bully rather than a radical. Than I read his chapter on freedom and thought he might be quite special. His style is sweeping so there is little detail and he draws conclusions quickly so it's

The good thing about this book is that the author is a successful person is telling how they have approached things and how those things worked for them. What is less convincing is that his methods are going to help you but it's an easy read and I certainly found number of things that resonated.
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