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Robert

Sudbury, MA, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (4122)
    Performance
    (3476)
    Story
    (3444)

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Fascinating perspective, changed mine as well"
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    In mid-life I struggle with things about myself I want to change. This book helped me understand why I do some of the annoying things I do (admit it, you know what I mean) as well as what kinds of habits I have purposely or inadvertently helped my kids develop. And while not a self help book, it will help me.

    More than that, it put me on an intellectual journey starting with a micro view of the physiology or habits and how that impact individuals lives to the macro perspective of how habits impact our culture, society and economy.

    The most fascinating thing to me is how I now am recognizing habits as defined by the author in everyday life both at work and at home. Bravo for truly impacting the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2766)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (525)

    The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

    Tim says: "Some good ideas but, not so sure. . ."
    "Selfishness personified"
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    This is a classic example of how our culture is evolving. The author recounts case after case of how to live selfishly, including exploiting loopholes, avoiding responsibility under the guise of achieving efficiency and perhaps worst of all ripping off employers. Employers, his lifestyle funders, put some level of faith employers when they give them the freedom to work from home, for example and the author returns that faith by promoting a "do just enough" attitude. Frankly, the author and all those who follow his perspective should quit their jobs, and follow their dreams as entrepreneurs in the fields of their passion.

    I would request my money back.

    PS: to all who read these, keep in mind that the author would sat that writing these reveiws is a complete waste of time.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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