Radical Candor

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joe on 04-21-17

Brilliantly relevant and effective

I own hundreds of business books, from those rooted in economics and science, classics like Napoleon Hill/7xHabits/BlueOcean strategy, magazines like the economist/HBR/Forbes and a host of other interesting and thought provoking titles covering teams, strategy and management. As a relatively young CEO I'm always on the lookout for new knowledge, models and innovative strategies.

It's fair to say that a when I read many books I find myself thinking "yep" "obvious" "fine" a and the obvious question - how? How do I do this? How is his relevant?

Without going into the details, this is one of very few books where rather than answer with implausible scenarios or motivational ideals (e.g. Realize your dreams) - this book kind of serves as a literary mentor. It's real world and *convincing* examples - because they're real - do far more to help you learn and improve than any reference material or evangelistic title ever would.

Overall - this book is excellent. Evidenced by the fact that I rarely offer reviews but this was truly excellent. If mentoring is possible through an audiobook, this is it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Rob Gill on 06-15-17

Great read for any manager

Wether in tech, design, development... or not at all, you should find something useful from this book, especially if you manage people. Even if you don't manage directly, radical candor is something anyone could apply and benefit from!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Vijayant Singh on 06-12-17

Crisp, clear, to the point, no nonsense

Finished it in 2 straight sittings, now going to buy the physical copy too. It lives up to its expectation, nowhere did I feel that I don't know something it (the book) talks about, Kim's case studies are bang on, they lend so much support to an experimenter like me, I drew a lot of reassurance about my methods of bringing a sea change in the team's culture and thereby projecting it as a template for others - that it works. Every leader ( even the ICs) should have it in their bookshelf, it's so worth your time. Congrats and thanks to Kim for bringing it out for larger audience. Wonderful and gripping performance in all.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By aldo on 06-01-17

Great how to manage guide

I definitely enjoyed this book and I will purchasing a hard copy to have it as reference. The downside of the audiobook is that you miss out on the diagrams, but the narrator does a good job of describing them. There are many practical tips that can be quickly implemented to your team throughout the book. In addition, anecdotes are harmoniously mixed into the tips to provide color to the book.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gavin on 11-27-17

Great practical advice. Simple tools and honest personal examples.

I really enjoyed this book. Full of great advice in that it feels right and reflects what I have probably learned the hard way but presents it in a well structured and codified way. The examples include honest reflections of the author’s previous mistakes.

The only downside for me was the quality of the narration. It might grate a little (particularly for British ears) but don’t let this put you off. Compared to the quality of the content this is only a minor point.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Mr D P Huddart on 02-13-18

Some useful leadership insights. Grating narration

Some interesting and useful theories. Not overly long like most business books. More applicable to those in corporate roles but I did find a number of takeaways for smaller companies too.

I found Kim Scott's voice pretty grating, so check out the sample before deciding if you want to listen to her for 9 hours. It would really benefit from a professional narrator

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