habits in personal life, corporations and cultures told in interesting stories
the way he explained habits with great examples
great performance, enjoyable and lively
made me want to keep listening
This book is better summarized by a single review article by any one of the several/few professors cited over and over again in this book. This book is 90% unnecessary narrative, and 10% solid, useful, content.
yup. I'll only read books by phd's in the field of the book from now on. I won't buy writing by writers trying to get a piece of the action.
any narrative that went more than 5 pages.
let the primary source write the books, instead of these second-hand front runners.
Interesting, Enlightening, Powerful
The story about the gentleman who had lost all of his memory
the book was great, it was an intense amount of research and trials, but fascinating. Really makes you understand that you are more than your thoughts and our routines drive us more than our will.
I thought this book got off to a slow start exacerbated by the slow pace at which the reader spoke. On my iPhone, I was able to speed up the narrative to 1.25x and the pace is "normal." Also, quite annoying that he always pronounces the T in often. This is really unnecessary and we never do it for listen, soften, or hasten. Sound like an affectation.
Anyhow, the book itself is compelling with lots of great information. I enjoyed listening (not lisTening) to it very much. I may have even stopped one of my bad habits! Now the challenge is to get some more of the good habits going.
The book is not long on self improvement, but does provide some practical ways to improve oneself and one's business.
Good reminder of basic learning and behavior principles that affect all of us in our daily lives. Inspiring to listen to and provides interesting case examples at the individual, group, and company level. I would definitely recommend.
Yes. It has a lot of good insight on habits, which could literally change your life significantly. I was glad I got the book.
No way. I listened to it 15 min at a time in my car on the way to and back from work.
The audio book was worth the money but he definitely doesn't know how to transition well. He just stops and starts talking about something else. This may be because it was being read and I couldn't see when new paragraphs or chapters started but many times I was left wondering....ok?? so let's change topic mid-thought? Once you get past that it is a good book though.
cue-routine-reward ! :-)
The most interesting aspect was How this book attempts to address in simple yet rationale ways inception, addiction, and freedom from habit. Something that I have personally never read before. This book is so powerful that the next books I am reading after this seem of a very low intellect/content level. This books was interesting but one thing that I did not like sometimes was, some stories were left incomplete wandering to next one and then coming back to the original story to complete the circle. While it might seem thrilling for the author to do this, but we as readers are often multi-tasking while listening to audiobooks and we lose train of thought of things we heard 5 minutes ago.
Sorry, I did not like his nasal voice when I started listening. His pronunciation of "r" is weird often sounds like "rd". Anyways, just like we get adjusted to watching movies in the first row in the movie-hall, although the screen hurts in the beginning, I adjusted to Mike's voice after couple of chapters. I must admit he has put in lot of efforts in expressing, emoting and modulating his tone, voice etc. Full points for his efforts :-)
No, there is lot of content and many interesting case studies in this book. I wanted to ponder over them and digest the ideas and hence I did not want to read it in one sitting. Unlike other authors who pick stories to add entertainment value in their books, this author has actually done plenty of research for each story, which begs attention.
Good luck to the author, narrator and entire team! I am waiting for another book from this author.
It was only one book, how did I end up like this?
The narrator was the best I've heard so far.
I would recommend only the last 20 minutes of the book, the rest is just too much information.
I learned a lot from this books, I could say too much. All I wanted was a formula that would help me change my habits and to be fair, I got it - the last 20 minutes of the book. The rest was just story telling with too much insights and details, which my in my opinion were unnecessary.
I learned something I could use in everyday life.
No particular character, mostly the collection of studies with various individuals.
How it was explained, with a story, a breakdown, and how it was changed.
How my habits hinder your utmost potential in life. That is, if you can find the habit and change it.
I would recommend this book to anyone that wants something in life but has a hard time finding a way to get it.
It got really boring and forced. Half of the examples have political agenda.
Narration was fine.
About half of the content.
Could have been replaced with a book half as long.