Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Book Review -- My Turn - Achieving the American Dream by Jonathan Williams

My Turn - Achieving the American DreamMy Turn - Achieving the American Dream by Jonathan Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is an interesting take on the battle between climbing up the corporate ladder and living a values-based life. The book revolves around Chris and his journey on the corporate ladder in an American firm. In a world that thrives in cut-throat competition, Chris is left wondering about what shape life should take. When it comes to a critical situation, what does Chris choose? Using Chris, the protagonist as the tool, the author presents his views on what takes prominence in living a successful life - being loyal versus being ruthless, being honest versus being clever, being responsible versus being ambitious, being truthful to integrity versus being opportunistic.

The book is carved out very well to bring out aspects of the right and wrong, without sounding preachy in the least. Any of us who has been at the receiving end of the cruel corporate world can empathise with Chris' dilemma. The writing style is thoroughly enjoyable. Williams' writing is smooth and engaging. I felt that the book could have been slightly crispier, as there are pages that are filled with Chris' and his thoughts, long after the reader has gone on to agree with them.

The book is still a nice read and I recommend this to everyone.

My rating for this book: 4 stars

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