This book really doesn't know what it's about. There's half a book's worth of insights about habits in it, but to get to something book-length, the author digresses into an uninformative look at big data analytics and the ethics of criminal justice. The author's formulation of habit development and habit change is highly anecdotal. Not a terrible book, but if I could go back in time, I wouldn't purchase it over again.
Great stories and explanations that really elucidate the author's objective. I feel prepared to examine my habits, decide how they help or hurt my life, and make the appropriate changes.
Just my opinion. I'm a creative professional looking to start some new habits so this book interested me. Basically if you listen to the first chapter and the last 10-15 minutes, you can find applicable tools. If you are into research studies, sometimes with exhaustive detail, listen to the rest. Not my bag. I understamd the need to make a "book length" book, but a lot of these coaching/self help books tend to water themselves down by dragging themselves out or repetition. Id rather short, powerful, and to the point. The stories,examples, studies were just too numerous and too long for me.
Great book mixing the latest in research on behaviors and habits in a digestible way with some helpful advice at the end. Enjoy listening to his books and the narrator.
I had put reading this book off for about two years after a family member suggested it to me. I should have read it sooner. such great insights into how to influence ones life. Yet another key to the puzzle of shaping one's self into the person they want to become with deliberate intent.
An excellent book to create success habits for personal and professional success. A must read for any one who wants a change.
This is essential reading for every leader. We form our habits and our habits form us. Learn how to shape life-giving habits that make life better.
The book isn't written as I expected, I thought it was going to be more instructional. After finishing it, I realize why it was written the way it was. The whole book was addicting for me, listening to stories about human behavior and discovering why people do the things that they do what absolutely thrilling for me. I love it and I have already recommended it to my book club.