When I picked up my copy of QBQ by John G. Miller I was immediately disappointed. It wasn’t because it got damaged in shipping, it was because it was thin. For some reason, I had the preconceived notion that because it was only 115 pages it couldn’t possibly be any good.
I’m glad that I gave it a chance because even though many of the ideas it contained weren’t new to me and it only took me a short time to read from cover to cover it did discuss some ideas that I hadn’t thought of before. Concepts and ideas don’t have to be drawn out or verbose to make an impact on how you lead your life. In fact, I’ve come to the conclusion that if you can’t express a thought succinctly, then you don’t really understand it.
QBQ may not change my life (Who knows, I just read it today.) but it did cause me to stop and think about things differently. In my opinion, any work that has the power to do that, no matter how brief it may be, can’t be considered ineffective.