Review: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sprinted through the book. Seemed the fair thing to do. Took five whole minutes…

First minute: Scanned cover, title, dedications, some editorial reviews, and the premise.
Second: Read a few pages at the beginning to get a heading.
Third: Hmmm…appeared that all the right ingredients have to be in place for a SPRINT.
Fourth: Must limit available time…drastically, to just five days. Cook up a pot roast in five seconds?
Fifth: Skimmed through the rest, various experiences detailed, and wrote/edited this review.

Seriously, what next? A business plan pitch in one minute? Oh wait – that’s the MO today. Wham, Bam, Thank you, Ma’am? Most unchivalrous. “Git ‘er done!” “In a jiffy, boss!” The insane world of the present, the need for speed, measured and careful approaches be damned.

Am glad the method worked/works for the authors and their numerous review buddies. Not something an author, a writer communicating change, can recommend.

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is a mid-60's child from India. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility is the first heartfelt written expression of his varied life experiences. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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