What’s your opinion of Cliff Notes? If you loathe them, this book will show you what really good summaries and analyses can do. If you admire them, as I do, for squeezing mountains of pages into slim, easy to digest booklets, meet the super-duper version.
The author of On The Wealth of Nations deftly summarizes, analyzes and quotes from The Wealth of Nations (by Adam Smith) in a virtuoso performance that enlightens the ignorants who have not slogged through the vernerable tome (myself included) and adds his opinions throughout, always being careful to distinguish them from the original. I found the book to be a wonderful introduction to the venerable classic, although I’m not promising to read it!
And I loved this comment abotu outsourcing (clearly under the opinion heading): “My job is to make quips, jests, and waggish comments. Somewhere in Mumbai there is a younger, funnier person who is willing to work for less. My job could be outsourced to him.” Or her. But s/he would have to be very smart and funny indeed.