After almost 2 weeks of study, it’s time for the Start With Why Book Review! O.K., I know I was supposed to ‘take my time’ and spend a full two weeks reading this, but a few reasons why that can’t happen…
I need to be brutually honest with all of you…
1) I loved this book so it took every ounce of my effort NOT to read this in 2 days.
2) I just can’t…Read this slow lol
Yes, we’re a few days early for this book review but figured I would dive in and go over why this is one of the most recommended books in recent years.
The biggest take away for me is that our reasons WHY must be on the fore front of all game plans in business and life. There was a quote that I thought summed up this book perfectly, and it was;
“For great leaders, The Golden Circle is in balance. They are in pursuit of WHY, they hold themselves accountable to HOW they do it and WHAT they do serves as the tangible proof of what they believe….”
The Golden Circle is the ‘ah ha’ moment in this book. Everything revolves around WHY. And when you get everyone, from C-Suite executive to customer all believing in the WHY of a company, you are onto some great things. This book is jammed packed with quotes that professionals are sure to live by….Here’s another one that really hit the point home;
“For passion to survive, it needs structure!”
And that’s just it right. The WHY is the structure for the passion. Everything in this book rose and fell on WHY. From examples of the culture of Apple, to the success stories of Southwest airlines. From how and WHY Walk-Mart started, to its darkened reputation. This book put so much light on these companies that embraced WHY and some that ignored it.
Talk about hitting close to home!
Start With Why is a must read for another that not only wants to real world examples of how great companies thrive but also for some serious gut check time. I didn’t think this would be such a powerful self-discovery book as it was. I can see why it’s so recommended and want to thank Winter Perkins for again recommending it to read.
The Start With Why Book Review and Study is done but the discussion should continue….What were some of your biggest take aways from this book? How do you see your WHY being important and how to we start competing with ourselves, more than each other?