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Pig Wrestling by Pete Lindsay
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really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley, non-fiction, self-help

Pete Lindsay's and Mark Bawden's Pig Wrestling is an interesting book about how to analyse and resolve problems. You could blast through it in a single sitting (1-2 hours) but it still contains concepts worth taking away (cleaning the problem, for example). I'm not convinced by the Fable approach to self-help books. I first encountered this approach with Eliyahu Goldratt's The Goal - and with that book it seems like the story just added padding, and it does seem the same here. Without the fiction, this could've been either a short essay, or, my preference would be instead of spending the time introducing characters which are all business stereotypes, use that effort to illustrate with examples and case studies. A good non-fiction author doesn't necessarily convert to a good fiction author, the prose just ends up being distracting. Still, enjoyable, so a solid 4 stars.

Book kindly supplied by Netgalley for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

December 23, 2018 – Started Reading
December 23, 2018 – Shelved
January 8, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
January 8, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
January 8, 2019 – Shelved as: self-help
January 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

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