Book Review: Jolt! by Phil Cooke


In Jolt!, Phil Cooke set out to write a book to help people navigate a constantly changing world. My first question when I saw this book was, “Is it possible to effectively write a book, which takes over a year from start to finish, about changing culture.” This was a question I was curious to answer, so I read Jolt! and made my own decision.

 

What Cooke is able to do throughout the book is discuss principles to navigate change and not specifics on handling individual changes. He discusses twenty-five mini-jolts within five larger categories. The five main categories are: jolt your direction, jolt what matters, jolt your potential, jolt your heart, and jolt your future. Within these categories, he discusses jolts such as the power of ‘what if,’ borders, creativity, the freedom of accountability, discover the power of faith, and get over yourself.

 

What I like about this book, and what makes it work, is the simple fact that Cooke does not try to help people utilize the latest software or app. He focuses on helping people become better people. And when we make the transition to better effectiveness and productivity, we will be better equipped to handle a constantly changing culture without feeling like we’re always behind.

 

**I reviewed this book as part of the BookSneeze review program**

My advice (rating) – go out and buy it (4 out of 5)

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