am 18. Oktober 2012
The author has described a real problem in this book. Meetings are badly prepared and people turn up (if at all) without an agenda nor pre-work. However, the whole text reads more like a rant about fictitious collaborators than a real solution to the problem. He offers some real good tips but does not give you much help in how to implement them. Reading the text, I had the feeling that the author forgot that meetings are also important for forming personal connections to team members and give them a chance to raise points they would not in another environment.
Having said that, I think it is a good starting point if you feel unhappy about the current meeting situation at your workplace (or really anywhere). In the end, I felt I was left standing at the beginning of a real solution without really knowing where to go from there. He certainly points out directions but cannot say how I could reach my final goal; make everyone prepare better meetings.