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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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.