Dec 23, 10
Read from December 22 to 23, 2010
This book pits all the things that are wrong with big companies against their counterparts at small companies. It provides counterbalance for the things you may have "learned" in a corporate setting. You already know most of what's in this book, but it's nice to see it articulated.
I worked at one company for 18 years and lived through its going from small(ish) to big. I experienced the transition from a fun place to work (where I spent time away from work thinking about work because I wanted to) to a place I was so unhappy with that I left in the middle of the Great Recession.
This book has a lot of Truth to it, and it is refreshing to read. It says "Go ahead and ignore the standard advice, because that advice is for big bloated efforts. Small is beautiful!"