Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing by Phil Cooke is an exciting read. The book is basically a list of 25 “jolts” or things that a person needs to do in order to be successful in the Western business world and in life (of course this all largely depends on your definition of success). The chapters are generally small and very readable in a ten to fifteen minute coffee break and range anywhere from three to ten pages in length.
Initially I thought the book was a bit cheesy and I wish the author would have picked a different name. Even though I knew what Phil was talking about I couldn’t shake this image from my mind the whole time. Never the less the book did prove to be very useful to me and I dog-eared several pages to come back to and review later.
Many of the thoughts aren’t that revolutionary, but they are strong reminders of some basic life strategies. Phil does an excellent job of continuing to point to the things that really matter. In the end I came to really enjoy and appreciate the book.
Over all its a great read with a great cover design and if you can ignore images of gum with a high caffeine content that goes by the same name you will have a great time reading it as well. The retail price of Jolt is $22.99 (hardcover), and is available around the web in places likeAmazon.com for $15.02. I gave it four stars.
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