Posted By RichC on January 15, 2013
I ordered an ebook version last week after reading a couple short reviews and found it difficult to put down. In fact, I found myself rewinding the Tivo buffer when watching football playoff games this weekend due to reading distraction (usually the opposite!) It is an interesting read and is very easy to become absorbed in Gen. McChrystals’ memories during a time span I remember well. His leadership qualities are apparent from the respect others give him, as well as the focus he himself placed on becoming a good “leader.” After reading about half the book, one conclusion I made is that great leaders are made through hard work, dedication, attention to one’s education and personal discipline; leaders aren’t just born “leaders.”
Although I usually still buy books like this in hardcover, I’ve opted to purchase this one in the Kindle format to read on my iPad due to the significant cost difference between the new release hardcover at Amazon $17.98, the Amazon Kindle eBook price (Kindle version $14.99) and the “questionable” NOOEO.com “50% off ebook price.” I’m still not sure the version I purchase is 100% legal?