I found the book to be an esay read. I read it just a month after having finished my masters degree and I wish that I had read it a few years ago! So this book does serve well for students. This is the first 'self-help' book that I ever read and is probably going to be the last major one as well - as for me, reading at least one such self help book was necessary to realise that there no specialist knowledge required to improve yourself...you need to know yourself, need a good amout of common sense and need some noble intentions...thats all. Having said that such text does put a great positive spin on your thoughts so I will continue reading articles etc. of the sort but wont be reading another book.
Getting more specific about the book, I found that the abstract first part had more of an impact on me than the 'doable' second part as opposed to some of the reviewers here.