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 an Indian-American author. 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 (http://goo.gl/FKUnCM) is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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