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The Rumsfeld Way: Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2003


    Jeffrey Krames¿ biography of current U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is laced with leadership advice and built on databases and clips. This short book, at last, places Rumsfeld¿s long career into a coherent framework. Probably to hit a wartime deadline, Krames based the text primarily on work published about Rummy over a 40-year period, and not on independent research. In fact, a disclaimer says the book has no endorsement or authorization from Rumsfeld or anyone around him. In the 1970s, Rumsfeld published a long list of bland but entertaining aphorisms under the title, ¿Rumsfeld¿s Rules.¿ Krames draws many of his leadership suggestions from that compilation. But the chronology about Rumsfeld¿s career dominates and fascinates. Rumsfeld is far more interesting than he seems, a much more potent and historic figure. For that reason, we from getAbstract recommend this book to corporate officers, journalists, news junkies, political operatives, disgruntled Saudis and all defense contractors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2003

    Great Leadership Tactics

    I have read The Rumsfeld Way and before that I read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Reading both of those books made me compare each time I finished a chapter. The Rumsfeld Way gives great hints on how to become a leader and how to lead a group whether it is small or big. I have learned so much of this book which I can compare to my life. This is a book that you just have to read and find out what you're really made of and if it's nothing then start making something of yourself using the wonderful hints and tips from The Rumsfeld Way. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2002

    Great Concept, Horrible Book....

    When I saw this book on the shelf I picked it up immeadiately because I was really interested in reading about our respected Secretary of Defense. However, I was greatly disapointed!! This book provides absoloutely no insight; only surface details. The author constantly repeats himself throughout the book. I found myself constantly rolling my eyes over some sentences and paragraphs. The reading level is 6th grade-ish. I mean, the book's contents on Rumsfeld's ways and strategy's for success can apply to any successful politician. The author does a horrible job at distinguishing Rumsfeld from any other successful politician. This book is simply rediculous. Do not waste your money or time reading this. The author should be ashamed and embarassed of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2002

    If you like Rumsfeld, this book is for you....

    If you are a fan of our Secretary of Defense then this is the book for you. Although, be advised that the author has not consulted Mr. Rumsfeld. He draws his content from what others have written in the past. The book details his political career along with his private business sector experiences. Key points that are worth repeating in almost every stage of life.

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