I feel a little generous in my rating of 1 star. Now taking from the description this quote...
" has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity."
One would assume this book to contain good advice but better... "proven principles". I will give the author credit for researching psycology, but I'm curious if he understood it?
His advice for the most part was either simplistic or true truths littered with false truths. At times I wanted to whince, it was like listening to someone saying subliminal advertising is a proven fact. In the end I couldn't get through the whole CD, the advice started to make me feel a little more idiotic. I think a lot of it did end up as pop psycology.
IN summary, I'll say the book would be comparable to saying...
"Your biggest fault is you can't take critizism from people smarter then you"
A GREAT EMETIC!
I don't understand how this book has become so popular. It's amazing how mere common knowledge can be exaggerated, twisted, packaged, then sold. It was painful to get through this one.
Since becoming a mom, I can hardly find time to read. But my commute still creates time for audiobooks!
What a waste of time! The book is almost all stories, a disappointingly small amount of information. I bought a FranklinCovey planner and it came with a ten-page summary of the 7 Habits and it was more informative than the whole book (or what I could sit through). Plus the reader has a really annoying voice. The 7 Habits philosophy does apply to the 21st century--but the author and reader give it a much more aged feel.
This unabridged audio-book not the unabridged book-issue of "the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People".
It is only "based" on this somehow. I do not recommend the audio-book. I guess this is a bad joke.