This book is good. It isn’t good in the way Nyaaya is. It is good in the way Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta is.
This book isn’t a technical treatise. This book is a bunch of anecdotes and observations and recommendations.
That is why, like Geeta, this book should be read every now and then.
If you liked books like “The Man who Planted Trees” or “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”, you will like this book more.
Fred is a postman of the author. An extra ordinary postman. The author analyses various behaviors and values that sets Fred apart from other postmen – and generalizes from there.
It is best described as “Chicken Soup for the Soul” for Corporate Life. One should read it every now and then to keep the heart warm – but too much of it and the world may deceive you.
However, if you are a leader, beware of the temptation to enforce this book for reading or practice! The truth behind the book is subtle. When a person of power even recommends it, the truth will die!
Should one read it? Yes.
How often? Once a year, probably near holidays.