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Important Note: This is a book summary - not the original book.

Original audiobook description:

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience as well as the last moment and forget the rest. Why "we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they're not". And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Listeners discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and, 45 minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world's youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?)

Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck - but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

Book Summary by Flashbooks, LLC

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BUY THE FULL AUDIOBOOK!!

I listened to the unabridged version of this, and the summary doesn't even come close to communicating the details that actually make the authors ideas work so magically. The full version is only 6 hours and 24 minutes, get the full version. THE FULL VERSION IS A 5 STAR BOOK, its amazing, it's such a good book in fact that I bought this summary too, so I could brush up on the core concepts frequently.

This summary is like buying a plane ticket to Fiji, but never leaving your hotel room. Sure you can tell people you've been to Fiji, but you can't tell them what it's like being in Fiji and you certainly wouldn't get much out of that vacation other than a large credit card bill and stiff legs from a long flight.

A summary without the detailed case studies would be fine, but it summarizes and misses the main points that make these ideas work. It's the difference between saying losing weight is good vs cutting down on sugar will help you lose weight.

Again, the FULL BOOK is amazing and I highly recommend it. If the summary authors read this, my apologies for the harsh words, but this really doesn't communicate the system the authors designed.

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Good summary

Great summary of this book. They took the main points and made the content easy to understand.