• Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-31-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 (62 ratings)

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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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By Artur on 01-03-17


Great book and great Insights to daily tricks all ties in at the end loved it. Listening to a few chapters many times over

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By Mubbashir on 05-12-16

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.

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By Craig Ogston on 04-08-16


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

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful



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

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By Grant Dempsey on 05-16-17

Great concept with some terrific ideas

I think too much time was spent on stories, not enough on how to apply

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

By Sylvain on 05-14-17

Easy to listen to

Easy to listen great stories but not that great to put into practice if your looking for a step by step approach Mabey try something else

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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