In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. She likens our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. It may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we’re going to topple over. We need a third leg – a Third Metric for defining success – in order to live a healthy, productive, and meaningful life.
In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritising the demands of a career and two daughters. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.
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Practical, Informative, Commonsensical.
I don't have a particular favorite but I do love in general that she cited a lot of examples of big shot industry players who made "rest and sleep" a priority and improved the quality of their lives.
This is the first, and I totally dig that she speaks like Arianna. Great job!
After listening to the book, I tried to tweak my sleeping habit. I used to sleep 3-4 hours a day. Now after reading the book, I am making conscious healthy changes in my lifestyle. Now I get to sleep 8 hrs a day with a 1 hour nap in the afternoon. My brain is more alert and I have more energy which in return makes me more productive. I can accomplish more projects which gives me more income. More importantly, while doing my own day to day tasks - I still get to enjoy the company of my husband at the end of the day and not complain anymore of being so tired and stressed. This book helped me jumpstart creating changes towards a healthy life, rather than the downward spiral that I'm heading which is being burned out. Life is simple - Eat well. Sleep well. Live well :)
"The reader can't pronounce words!"
English is not the first language of the reader. She mispronounces words and it seems as though she really struggles with fluent sentences.
For a book which is 10 hours+ this results in a not very enjoyable experience.
Te content is great; the reading is appalling.
Read the book, don't listen to it!
Narrator is not very easy and enjoyable to listen to. Strong accent and confusing pronunciation make it at times more difficult to follow.
Certainly an interesting read for people that are addicted to social media but structure and reference to research/theory fell below my expectations after listening to the introduction.
Books seems like a very personal story that I would find difficult to apply to my or other people's lives even though I can imaging people having the need to disconnect and seeing value in being reminded about this fact or getting a list of apps that stop you from checking email /social media.
I would recommend reading better structured books with clear exercises on specific topics that you would want to improve yourself. However I believe that writing about a third metric / self-awareness / work-life balance / living a less stressful live is an important first step to change the current mindset - and can be impactful if the message comes from someone as senior and commercially focused as the author.
"Nothing new here"
I thought this would give good advice on work life balance. instead, a bunch of statistics and vaguely new age recommendations that lead nowhere. It touches on lots of subjects (meditation) that are much better covered elsewhere. this is a woman who beseeches us all to turn off our phones, but launches an app to help us do so. The narration is awful, the accent so thick that, if nothing else, its unintentionally funny at times (as she pronounces 'focus' as 'f**k -us). Buy '10% happier' instead.
Anyone who can speak english
"Disappointing waste of money"
I thought there would be more interesting insights form such an accomplished woman.
It just read as a list of quoted research. The bible references particularly grated at me.
Found the voice grating and tedious but this was probably mostly due to the content.
Same points made over and over with quotes.
It's a shame poor books like this make the bestseller list, makes me slightly depressed that the whole industry is driven by marketing & PR
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