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Would you try another book from John Child and/or Nick Mcardle?
As an organizational psychology doctoral student, I would have bought the actual book and not the audible version. It would have been cheaper and had more utility as a reference book.
What was most disappointing about John Child’s story?
As it turns out, this is a book written by an Englishman using many English or European examples. Not exactly meant for American audiences. I asked my American professors, or business and organizational psychology, about the author, they said "Oh yeah, he's from the United Kingdom" and that his theories were outdated.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Mcardle?
Having someone with and English accent, who uses English idioms and nuances makes it hard to listen to. As it turns out, this is a book written by an Englishman using many English or European examples. The audience for this type of book has the same ratio as there is from the American economy compared to the UK's. It is roughly 8:1.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Organization?
I would cut out the references to tables and figures in the book. Saying something like "According to Table X.1 there are five possible outcomes...." is a waste of my listening time. Also the constant reciting of acronyms is annoying. Sure, we all know what an MBA is. But beyond that the narrator throws out lots of acronyms that people may or may not remember from some preceding chapter.
Any additional comments?
Read people's reviews before you spend your money. It is like reading an instruction manual before you put together the Christmas bike for your child.