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Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive Paperback – 12 January 2017
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Duhigg uses engaging storytelling to highlight fascinating research and core principles that we can all learn and use in our daily lives. A masterful must-read for anyone who wants to get more (and more creative) stuff done. -- David Allen, author of GETTING THINGS DONE
Duhigg has a gift for asking just the right question, and then igniting the same curiosity in the rest of us. In Smarter Faster Better he finds provocative answers to a riddle of our age. -- Jim Collins, author of GOOD TO GREAT
There are valuable lessons in Smarter Faster Better . . . I never felt like putting it down. ― Financial Times
Duhigg brings impressive reportorial and narrative skills to the project. ― Spectator
Charles has some wonderful advice for increasing productivity … the tips he highlights have most definitely played a huge part in helping me to build the Virgin brand. -- Richard Branson
Offers readers a glimpse into how the most productive people function … [Duhigg] distills all his research into eight key takeaways that anyone can use, at work and at home. -- Business Books You Should Be Reading This Summer, World Economic Forum blog
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Very slick. ― Evening Standard
Duhigg knows his stuff ― the book is packed with an intimidating amount of knowledge and research … Duhigg takes our most subtle habits and breaks them down in a way that’s obvious and digestible ― Life Hacker
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- Publisher : Random House Books (12 January 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1847947433
- ISBN-13 : 978-1847947437
- Item Weight : 277 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Generic Name : BOOK
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. The strategies are way too advanced to apply quickly.
2. The author doesn’t try to clearly differentiate the story and the advice.
3. The book is filled with many unnecessary anecdotes and stories.
4. The advice is hard to grasp if you don’t pay attention to the lines.
5. Only with patience and perseverance will you be able to use the advice in your life.
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Productivity is a topic on which a boatload of books have been written. All of them offering more or less the same cliched advice. But this book beats all of them to be one of the most advanced books on productivity ever.
The book has one of the most advance strategies to improve your productivity. So hard in-fact, they might be difficult to apply. Each chapter starts off with a story and moves along with it. The author doesn't make any effort to make a difference between the advice and the story. The advice is mixed up within the story, and it takes a keen eye to discern the advice from within the lines.
Another thing is that the author uses way too many stories to illustrate his point. Which in fact makes this book a collection of short stories. The stories have unnecessary details and almost 90% of a chapter is dedicated to the story. I must stress this point, if you don't pay attention to the lines while reading, you will lose the advice given by the author. The productivity strategies are very advanced and difficult to apply. This book isn't your typical sugar-coating about good thoughts, which many books on productivity are. The tips are actionable only if you have the patience and perseverance to stick with them. If you can skillfully apply the strategies, you can find yourself being better and more productive.
So, please pay attention while reading this book, only then will you be able to discern the full potential of this book.
These are a set of disjoint tools that a reader can use one,more or all at once. Personally, I loved the topics on innovation, focus and disfluency.
I am his fan