Not sure if I would buy another book from either of these authors
Most interesting was how this book bordered on delivering true insights. Least interesting is that the authors seemed more content to deliver very long stories about the power of habits rather than to give practical advise on how to change or replace habits.
Those with a prior understanding of changing habits would benefit the most.
Some of the stories, while compelling and interesting, left me asking "How can I apply this?" As of yet, I have not found the answer to that question
The book is very informative, but unlike a lot of other books this one isn't boring at all. The book is useful for anybody who wants to improve himself/herself continuously.
I'm listening to books while driving. Thus I cannot compare those two. I can say he really did a good job.
That we can, and maybe we should, take control of our habits, by knowing them and knowing what internal or external factors may positively or negatively affect them.
My next book is "Your Brain at Work."
It really explain the habits of human nature. You really get to understand how things are becoming habits and why they do. Most of all, you get to understand how to change them and what is working and what's not.
I broke a long standing habit one year ago and up until now I hadn't been able to figure out how it did it. This book gave me insight to answer the question.
The connection between ques, rewards and cravings
Filled with great examples and simple lessons you can implement immediately.
Stand by to be surprised...amazing how much of our life is simply habit. And even more amazing is how changing a small part of habit can have such profound impact.
Very eye opening
The examples and research were very powerful and helped dive deep into the meaning of why we do what we do.
I've started to look at everything I do and try to analyze why I do it. It's helped to establish new good habits while trying to re-train old/bad ones.
The subject matter is interesting and engaging. There were parts that overemphasized the point and I found myself wanting the story to move along. Overall however I recommend this book as a great study of habits, the meaning behind them and the emotional connection we have with them.
The reader has a pleasant voice and kept me listening.
The book also showed how the wrong conclusions can be drawn from research, showing the need for additional critical thinking.
The author breaks habit into three key areas: Business, Social, and personal. The author also reviews the science behind habit in a way that translate well into an audio format.Section relating habit to addiction and personal accountability was eye opening for me, didn't give it much thought prior to the book. Is a compulsive gambler really accountable for the addiction ? Some of the tricks that businesses use, utilizing habit, to market products was well done. How would you market Febreeze to customers ?
I most often listen to fictional novels but make it a point to read a few books each year that will broaden my knowledge. This one was a great choice as it's well written and uses stories (examples) we can all relate to. The narration was also good where many non-fiction books can be very dry.
You may learn things about yourself (or spouse or others) you hadn't thought of before. It's good insight into why we do things we do, but also talks about how we can change habits we don't like. Overall, I recommend it.