the title is a great attention grabber and the book starts off well. But the longer I read the more bored I got. It is too much based on literature research, quoting other people, rather than reporting first hand experience. Furthermore, the title implies that the author focuses on 'life'. But the content is focused exclusively on business. Work hard, be fair, be tough... try again. Well, if somebody is just looking for career and willing to please other people this book is (maybe) a good extrinsic motivation. However, there is a life outside of business/companies.....
I read the trial chapter of this book and was quite intrigued. It talked about a task where students were given $5 and two hours to create as much money as possible. She describes a lot of creative things the students came up with and so when I bought the book, that's what I thought I'd be getting. But in the end most of the book just tries to spread the message that you should network, be nice to people, and go after what you want rather than wait to be given permission, which is not a bad message but ultimately falls a bit flat.
The author is supposedly "one of the most creative and inspiring teachers at Stanford", yet she does not seem to know the difference between "effect" and "affect" and even the title of the book is grammatically wrong considering what she's trying to say. Also, after all this talk of always doing your very best, you'd think she would have had someone proofread the book (and maybe edit it) before publishing it.
Dieses Buch ist so inspirierend, dass es einem nicht gleichgültig lässt. Tina Seelig erzählt von ihrer eigenen Erfahrungen, von den Erfahrungen vieler berühmten Menschen oder ihrer Bekannten. Mit jeder folgenden Seite wird die Autorin zum einen guten Freund, den du so lange gesucht hast. Sie nimmt dich auf eine spannende Entdeckungsreise. Am Ende weißt du viel mehr über dich selbst, über die Möglichkeiten, die nur darauf warten von dir benutzt zu werden und bestimmst hast du zumindest eine gute Idee, die dein Leben aufregender und besser machen wird.