Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
This program includes an introduction and epilogue read by the author.
Blending evidence across science and design, Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less offers a revolution in problem-solving: proving why we overlook subtraction, and how we can access its true potential.
We pile on “to-dos” but don’t consider “stop-doings”. We create incentives for good behavior, but don’t get rid of obstacles to it. We collect new-and-improved ideas, but don’t prune the outdated ones. Every day, across challenges big and small, we neglect a basic way to make things better: We don’t subtract.
Leidy Klotz’s pioneering research shows why. Whether we’re building Lego models or cities, grilled-cheese sandwiches or strategic plans, our minds tend to add before taking away. Even when we do think of it, subtraction can be harder to pull off because an array of biological, cultural, and economic forces push us toward more. But we have a choice - our blind spot need not go on taking its toll on our cities, our institutions, and our minds. By diagnosing our neglect of subtraction, we can treat it.
Subtract will change how you change your world. In these pages you’ll meet subtracting exemplars: design geniuses, Nobel Prize-winners, rock-stars, and everyday heroes, who have subtracted to dismantle racism, advance knowledge, heal the planet, and even tell better jokes. These and more guiding lights show how we can revolutionize not just our day-to-day lives, but our collective legacy. A paradigm shift of a book, Subtract shows us how to find more of the options we’ve been missing - and empowers us to pursue them.
A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books
“This is a captivating, perceptive read on one of the most basic mistakes that we make in the pursuit of success and happiness.... If the defining word of your life is ‘more’, you need to read this book.” (Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and Originals, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife)
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 15 minutes|
|Narrator||Leidy Klotz, Robert Petkoff|
|Audible.in Release Date||13 April 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,684 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals) |
#22 in Social Psychology
#39 in Business Decision Making & Problem Solving
#124 in Science
Top reviews from other countries
Too much repetition, too many words, too many tangents... This book is in urgent need of subtraction and a good editor. Not worth the time to read it.
I would recommend a book with a narrow topic , like minimalism if want to get rid of stuff.