Riveting to say the least, Thompson's book delivers. He takes seemingly common sense ideas and makes them come alive. Sure, any nincompoop with half a brain knows stress makes people not act as they should and that things like nutrition and sleep aid stress. Big whoop. What is marvelous is how this book makes those ideas come to life and not seem boring. Interesting is how many of the examples are of pilots, not just CEOs. Many psychological diagrams are given for the ease of the reader's understanding, too. Emotional intelligence and qualities of leaders are highly expounded upon.