In the international best seller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, rigorous reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. The result is a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity.
A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function and find that how a group interacts is much more important than who is in the group.
A marine corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp - and discovers that instilling a 'bias toward action' can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers.
The filmmakers behind Disney's Frozen are on the brink of catastrophe - until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation: these are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive.
At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key concepts - from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making - that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology and behavioural economics - as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, airplane pilots and Broadway songwriters - this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies and organizations don't merely act differently.
They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.
©2016 Random House AudioBooks; 2016 Charles Duhigg
Loved every minute of it taking you through a story to explain each step in multiple scenarios let you grasp each concept in more ways than one. Definitely eye opening, steps that I will definitely be using from now on! Thank you
I enjoy listening to personal development books
This is Charles Duhigg's second book, I hope there are more to come. The stories told in this book flow on from The power of Habit and take the reader to the next level of experience by building on the base built by the power of habit.
I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone wanting to improve their life😊
Excellent. Incredibly well researched & beautifully written. Would recommend to anyone who highly values peak performance and effectiveness. The author writes so simply whilst remaining engaging, entertaining and informative. Never a boring moment
"A lot of stories with some real gems "
A nice book and some very good insights and practical approaches around work and productivity. But filled with too widely knit stories and sometined difficult to connect. Overall a gid book.
Very helpful for starting my own business give me the motivation I need.
Examples very long winded. Needs more what you personally can do. Was hoping for more.
overindulgent stories that loosely and speculativley demonstrate the lessons this book barely portrays. Started off really well but then just tapers off in to loads of stodge about nothing. Nowhere near the level of his previous offering "The power of habit" which i highly recommend
"Useful, practical and very engaging book"
I decided to read this book to find ideas on how to become more productive and use my time efficiently at home and at work.
The concepts the book introduced were very insightful and applicable to many areas of my life that I could improve in.
I especially liked how the book summarises in the last chapter how each concept can be used practically and how they all tied together.
The book's delivery of research in a narrative style made it an easy listen and incredibly engaging.
It has definitely changed the way of think most significantly in the area of focus, goal and decision making.
Would definitely recommend to anyone who owns their own business and needs to better manage their time or anyone juggling many commitments (which is probably most of us!)
"Content not bad"
The content isn't bad, but the interpretation and the excessively long stories make it boring and hard to effectively pull out useful notions.
"Missed Learning Opportunities."
I liked this book as the stories were interesting and the narration captivating.
However, the stories were very long and the moral of the story was not always clearly stated, something that you had to deduce. I thought this was a missed learning opportunity.There was little 'how to' in this book, again something you had to largely deduce.
"A must read"
So much practical advice that I immediately what to take action on. This will be a book I will read, read and read again.
"I found the narrator incredibly irritating"
The intonation on this book is awful. It's as though the narrator has never seen it before and is shuffling memory cards as he reads it. It really interfered with my ability to really listen to the book because he kept splitting sentences up. For example if he quoted anyone, he almost always intoned "blah blah blah" end sentence. New sentence, "said John Smith" so there was no flow to the book.
"Listen to audio samples before buying audiobooks"
I would have someone else read it.
Most certainly not.
I'd probably attempt reading the book.
It wasn't easy to enjoy listening to this audiobook because of the narrator's fast, broken pace, and overly enthusiastic yet somehow monotonous manner of reading. Had to stop 2 hours into the book because of that...
Very interesting reading. Absolutely useful tips to be implemented in life.specially chapter 10 is really eye opening.😃
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