This is a highly accessible read that would work well for experienced Learning practitioners as well as people managers with a keen interest for improving performance through learning. It has a natural rhythm almost poetic in places, with some well thought out points for reflection and application. By using the adjacent concept and framing learning to a performance in well-known theatre and cinema productions, the authors are able to lift our expectations and aspirations for learning, plus bring in a whole set of tips, techniques and practical, everyday examples. Using drama and theatre as adjacent disciplines to learn from in particular the focus on the audience - what we want them to feel, how we want them to react, what we want them to remember is a particularly useful anchor. In these ways, this book differs markedly from an academic treatise which can often be conceptual, requiring a fair bit of work to translate into everyday practice.
I found the section that focused on the reader and your role in learning to drive your performance and that of your organisation particularly valuable including, a focus on personal (as well as professional) development by encouraging curiosity, self-questioning and reflection. Additionally, the point on bringing purpose to learning, was revelatory for me e.g even compliance training can have a higher relatable purpose that gives it meaning and impact to the learner. The variety of valuable points, techniques and examples that will enable you to improve the learning experience of your learners as well as their ability to translate that into the world of work.