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From the author of the New York Times best-selling phenomenon The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today's world, managing how you think - rather than what you think - can transform your life.

A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents' missteps - and becomes one of the most successful players in the world.

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 principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit.

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 nearly out of time and 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 see ourselves and frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: 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 behavioral economics - as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, 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.

©2015 Charles Duhigg (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Anwendung bekannter Konzepte in neuen Bereichen

Der Autor zeigt anhand schöner Beispiele, wie etablierte Konzepte aus der Betriebswirtschaft und Wissenschaft auch für die Gestaltung eigener Projekte genutzt werden können.

Für Hörer die sich nur eine kurzen Impuls vor dem Start eines neuen Projektes verschaffen wollen, empfiehlt sich das letzte Kapitel, in welchem der Autor alle Konzepte kurz zusammenfasst und deren Anwendung anhand seines eigenen Projektes (Erstellung des vorliegenden Buches) erläutert.

Fazit: Alles in allem 'leichte Kost' für unterwegs, da die Beispiele kurz und hörerfreundlich dargelegt werden. Gut über mehrere Sequenzen von ca. 30-45min hörbar (sonst Sprech-Geschwindigkeit erhöhen).

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great mix of interesting stories and analysis

the book covers motivation, goal setting, decision making etc. by telling stories of organisations and companies which had great success with certain methods. there are also stories where companies applied methods blindly and failed. the stories are lively and interesting to listen to. and the moral of the actions is given at the right moment. the last chapter gives an example of how to apply a mix of the methods on your own desk. great! now that I found motivation for every method in every chapter, I would like to have a booklet on my desk which summarizes every method. I'll listen to the book again and make this booklet on my own.

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Worth the listen

The book presents several stories from a variety of professional backgrounds and tries to distill some practical lessons for personal use. I found myself more interested in the individual stories than by the conclusions the author drew from them.
For the entertainment value alone, I reckon the book is worth its cost in time and money.

However, compared to Duhiggs masterwork "The Power of Habit" this book fell a little short of what I had hoped for.

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First heard "The Power of Habit" - Then this one

... didn' t match up with my high expectations . I had rather listened to another book

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