Long Walk to Freedom

by Wojciech Adam Koszek   ⋅   May 4, 2013   ⋅   Menlo Park, CA

Probably one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. Choice of the narrator with a South African accent was excellent. The narrator did an amazing job too. Story is pretty unique and I can highly recommend this book.

Haven’t spent too much time reading anything from outside of the business world lately, but decided to break the bad habit. I picked “Long Walk To Freedom”, since it was present on “50 success classics” which somehow showed up on my list.

Pretty impressive story of Mandela’s life and his presence in South Africa.

Other day friend of mine Jonathan had said 50cent has been shot 9 times, and is an donor to charity. Don’t get me wrong – Jonathan is as far from being a genius as I am, however he also asked crucial questions: “What can put a guy who was shot 9 times down? What are you going to tell him to make him scared?”

Similar feeling I had after reading this Mandela’s autobiography. Being locked down and incarcerated several times, having spent 27 years in prison, and being able to celebrate his freedom at the age of 71, he can be considered a true Made Man of the Africa.

Highly recommended for anybody.

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About the author: I'm Wojciech Adam Koszek. I like software, business and design. Poland native. In Bay Area since 2010.   More about me