I Don’t Work Fridays by Martin Norbury
I wanted to love this book and thought that it was going to be another high-flying review, possibly even joining the 10/10 club!
Sadly, I was thoroughly disappointed by the little amount of business content.
If I hadn’t have committed myself to reading and reviewing this book, then I would have put it down after the first 30 pages.
Autobiography or business book?
The author, Martin Norbury (also nicknamed The Scaleability Coach) has tried to teach his Scale Model through his own discoveries and life story.
This idea is all well as good, and when executed correctly (like in Botty’s Rules by Nigel Botterill) then the author’s experience can add a lot of value to the principles that he is teaching.
However, in this book, Norbury seems to forget about his readers. He talks about his experiences and his thoughts and his takeaways from various events, rather than clearly outlining what the reader should be learning.
The Scale Model
There is useful and actionable content in this book, and it comes in the form of The Scale Model.
…but it doesn’t start until Chapter 12 on page 117!
I believe that you will get the same value out of this book regardless of if you started it on page 117 or if you read it from front to back.
The difference is that one of those methods is going to take a considerably less amount of time.
Just one person’s opinion
I don’t like giving negative book reviews, but when I started this blog along with my YouTube channel, I promised myself that I would remain 100% honest when giving my opinion.
But I must stress that it is just that – the opinion of one person.
The book has numerous five-star reviews on Amazon, so maybe I am just an anomaly.
Here are the links to my reviews if you want to know more about them:
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