A tangled mess of a book. It's not that I don't agree with Sachs' worldview, or that I don't find some things to really like about the book. But it just wasn't compelling, mostly because of his inability to go three consecutive paragraphs without introducing some list of 16 or so bullet points to illustrate the issue. You have to hack through these things with a machete, and by the time you do, there's not much left to care about. Add to that the fascinatingly fruity digression into The Mindful Economy, and you're bound to start feeling a bit dizzy.
Again, it's not that I disagree with him, even on that hippy-dippy pipe dream. But I would have loved some middle ground. Either we're hacking through a thicket of GDP percentages and 9-point plans, or we're floating in pink clouds of mindfulness. Occasionally he bounces from one to the other with whiplash-inducing speed. Somewhere in between is the book I wish I were reading.