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Should be required reading for all MBAs
October 24, 2017
This is a great book. It should be required reading for all people with and MBA or in school getting their MBA. It raises questions about what is meaningful in life and what our journey through life is about. It also gives a detailed look at one person's path.
As I read it, it almost seemed like two books in one. The first part is about a small town boy from a poor family. Through concentration, focus and hard work, he does extremely well, rising to significant economic heights. But this is not about Horatio Alger. It is about Jim Sherblom.
Starting about at the section titled "Into Divine Mystery," the book changes from economic success to a story about Jim's transcendental journey. As I read the last 100+ pages, I found myself underlining pages at a time. I won't copy any of what I underlined in this review. You should read it and underline what you find meaningful.
When you read the book, pay particular attention the section near the beginning called "Marbles Mogul." It contains a model that Jim repeats through his life.