Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott

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This program is read by the author. From the time we learn to speak, we're told that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.



  • This book, 'Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity', falls short in terms of practical advice for small businesses. The author puts too much emphasis on social awareness, which some might find excessive. For instance, she critiques the use of the phrase "you guys" due to its gender connotations. Additionally, the author goes as far as praising John Maynard Keynes, despite his association with Keynesian economics, which is blamed for prolonging the great depression for an additional decade.
  • If you're looking for guidance on being straightforward and direct with others without losing touch with your empathy, this book might just be what you need. It presents a contrasting viewpoint to the tried-and-true principles of the classic book, "How To Win Friends And Influence People".
  • As an Israeli, I really took the time to listen to this book and found the stories to be incredibly captivating. However, I didn't feel like I was gaining a ton of new knowledge. There was a point where the author shared her experience working in Israel and told a very typical story about how Israelis behave in the workplace. It was interesting to see that this experience was what sparked the creation of the model discussed in the book. It made me realize that there may not be much new to learn about managerial behavior since this is just the way we Israelis naturally behave. We learn these skills from a young age, they strengthen during our army service (which almost everyone does for 2-3 years, I did 5), and we continue to exhibit these behaviors in our education and careers. Nonetheless, the stories in the book were still incredibly insightful and held my interest.