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Smarter Faster Better Audiobook

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive

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Publisher's Summary

In the international best seller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, rigorous reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. The result is a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity.

A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function and find that how a group interacts is much more important than who is in the group.

A marine corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp - and discovers that instilling a 'bias toward action' can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers.

The filmmakers behind Disney's Frozen are on the brink of catastrophe - until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation: these are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive.

At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key concepts - from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making - that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology and behavioural eco­nomics - as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, airplane pilots and Broadway songwriters - this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies and organizations don't merely act differently.

They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

©2016 Random House AudioBooks; 2016 Charles Duhigg

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    Mubbashir 05-12-16
    Mubbashir 05-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A lot of stories with some real gems "

    A nice book and some very good insights and practical approaches around work and productivity. But filled with too widely knit stories and sometined difficult to connect. Overall a gid book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Craig Ogston
    4/8/16
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    "Excellent!"

    Good stories
    Interesting insights
    Scientific approach
    Very helpful for starting my own business give me the motivation I need.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • DARREN GILLESPIE
    6/25/16
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    "Dissapointed"

    Examples very long winded. Needs more what you personally can do. Was hoping for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bernice
    United Kingdom
    9/19/16
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    "Missed Learning Opportunities."

    I liked this book as the stories were interesting and the narration captivating.

    However, the stories were very long and the moral of the story was not always clearly stated, something that you had to deduce. I thought this was a missed learning opportunity.There was little 'how to' in this book, again something you had to largely deduce.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wadham 7
    LONDON
    9/16/16
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    "A must read"

    So much practical advice that I immediately what to take action on. This will be a book I will read, read and read again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JoLovely
    8/16/16
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    "I found the narrator incredibly irritating"

    The intonation on this book is awful. It's as though the narrator has never seen it before and is shuffling memory cards as he reads it. It really interfered with my ability to really listen to the book because he kept splitting sentences up. For example if he quoted anyone, he almost always intoned "blah blah blah" end sentence. New sentence, "said John Smith" so there was no flow to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Khelena
    8/15/16
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    "Listen to audio samples before buying audiobooks"
    Would you try another book written by Charles Duhigg or narrated by Mike Chamberlain?

    Not likely.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have someone else read it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Chamberlain’s performances?

    Most certainly not.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    I'd probably attempt reading the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It wasn't easy to enjoy listening to this audiobook because of the narrator's fast, broken pace, and overly enthusiastic yet somehow monotonous manner of reading. Had to stop 2 hours into the book because of that...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • bhartendu
    7/31/16
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    "Excellent experience"

    Very interesting reading. Absolutely useful tips to be implemented in life.specially chapter 10 is really eye opening.😃

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Juri
    7/24/16
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    "great book"

    the book is full of interesting stories that help the reader understand how focus and structured approach to goal setting and attention help us keep up the motivation to achive great results

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael B.
    7/21/16
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    "Excessive and unrelated detail"

    Contains helpful information but the author has not managed to communicate it in a concise manner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • daz4shaw
    7/17/16
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    "Not very good"

    Just tells stories nothing practical or helpful and gets boring really early on. Two more words

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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