I gave this book to one of my team to read and he spoke positively about it. I decided to read it and am somewhat torn. I can see the benefits of the changes in motivation and in using rewards and punishments appropriately. I've seen first hand in our company how our incentive system has created more long term damage than short term good.
However, it seems to fly in the face of several principles of MT. For example, the book proposes letting the staff really control their time, tasks, and teams. Yet MT talks constantly about the fact that professionals do what is effective, not what we like to do.
Overall, the book is a great thought starter, but I'm not ready to run out and implement any of the ideas in my team. In fact, the thing that most disappointed me about the book was the lack of solid ways to implement and execute. Interesting theories, but not much on application.
I'm interested to hear other's thoughts.