Canada's Greatest Entrepreneur - shame its very hard to find this book in Canada. David H Gilmour learnt everything from Travelling & Observing - An inspiration to all young people - This book should be on the school curriculum here in Canada! Just as Mr Gilmour describes Churchill as his hero, this man is a hero to me! Amazing life & read! Highly recomended!
4/5 stars because - as David says in the book - perfection is never achieved. This book is ideal for someone who is prepared to read it carefully and draw comparisons or contrasts with his or her own life. The book is well-written (no indication of a ghost author) and a pleasure to read. Mr Gilmour lets his political views be known and engages in a bit of score-settling throughout the book, which many readers will find interesting. firstname.lastname@example.org
This book features a handful of great insights into the entrepreneurial process. It also shares a number of interesting business "adventure" stories. I'm glad I read it.
With that said, this book is not as well-written as it could be. About 20% of the book's content is just overlap. For example, it's not unusual for basically the same statements or even whole paragraphs to appear in numerous places. Moreover, the author mixes his autobiographical narrative directly with business stories and insights as an entrepreneur. This makes it difficult to keep the different themes (autobiography, business exploits, entrepreneurial wisdom, etc) from blurring together during reading. Perhaps in the next edition the author can find a clever way to give separate themes their own headings within the different chapters?
Also, the author has a propensity to commit the writing mistake of "telling" rather than "showing." Maybe the author would need to take on a co-author to...
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