I was excited when I was first offered a chance to review Wheel$pin: The Agile Executive’s Manifesto. Its author, Mike Richardson, has an extensive business background, with more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the oil and gas, aerospace, and automotive industries. There seemed to be so much potential in this book.
Unfortunately, the book simply did not live up to said potential. It starts with a few interesting points, only to deteriorate into loosely connected buzzwords with a few graphics added in to run up its page count.
I was about half way through the book when I realized that everything written in the first 100 or so pages could have been easily condensed into one magazine article.
And that is the fundamental problem that I have with Wheel$pin.
Mr. Richardson could have written two or three really good magazine articles using the original material that he has here. Rather than do that, though, he instead chose to put his information into a 344 page book. He then dumped in enough buzzwords, and regurgitated enough books from others, to expand it to its current format.
The result is simply a waste of my time.