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Being a left brained artistic type, i'm naturally resistant to these sort of goal oriented psychology books. However, In an effort to challenge my beliefs, i've been reading several of them lately, and this is by far the best. I was a big fan of their last book Made to Stick and actually just read it for the third time. That book seemed a bit derivative of Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point on my first listen, but i've since gone back to Made To Stick more than most any other book I own. Mostly because of all the practical, real world applications of interesting scientific experiments. Having just finished Switch, i'm impressed with how much they've outdone themselves. I didn't want to stop listening. There's almost no filler in the whole 8 hours.
I wasn't sure there'd be much practical use to a book about 'change,' but i couldn't have been more wrong. They reference several books i happen to have read recently, and i realized change is at the center of all of them, and Switch is the perfect synthesis of all their ideas. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who's read The Happiness Hypothesis, The Now Habit, James Hollis' books, or anything in the field of positive psychology. If you haven't read those books, save your money and just get Switch.
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This is one of the most approachable and pragmatic books I've come across on behavioral change. Good examples, concrete, step by step. There is a lot to learn here, that pretty much anyone can find value in.
Audio quality is not so great, there are some weird jumps and pauses. The audio side feels several years behind the times, which is a shame because the content is really great.
The book has a number of downloads on the authors' website, but they should be referenced & provided here. The content of the book makes you want to have something to refer to, not just listen to the words.
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