Jetzt kostenlos testen

Smarter Faster Better

The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
Sprecher: Mike Chamberlain
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 23 Min.
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 Bewertungen)

Danach 9,95 € pro Monat. Jederzeit kündbar.

ODER
Im Warenkorb

Inhaltsangabe

New York Times best seller

From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think - with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity 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.

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 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 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. In 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, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most - to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do.

©2015 Charles Duhigg (P)2015 Random House Audio

Hörerbewertungen

Bewertung

Gesamt

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    97
  • 4 Sterne
    55
  • 3 Sterne
    16
  • 2 Sterne
    5
  • 1 Stern
    3

Sprecher

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    113
  • 4 Sterne
    37
  • 3 Sterne
    11
  • 2 Sterne
    1
  • 1 Stern
    2

Geschichte

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Sterne
    81
  • 4 Sterne
    58
  • 3 Sterne
    16
  • 2 Sterne
    5
  • 1 Stern
    4

Rezensionen - mit Klick auf einen der beiden Reiter können Sie die Quelle der Rezensionen bestimmen.

Sortieren nach:
Filtern:
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars

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).

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars
  • cm
  • 21.07.2018

Hält, was es verspricht

Gute Herleitung und Beispiele. Vielleicht hätte man Manches etwas verkürzen können? Entscheidend ist zum Schluss, dass man die Dinge umsetzt. Appendix fasst alles sehr gut zusammen.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars

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

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

  • Gesamt
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    2 out of 5 stars

Partly interesting, but does not hold what it promises

The book consists of several stories and anecdotes based on which the author tries to explain some productivity ideas. He tries but it does not really work. We get in each chapter a story in ridiculously detailed manner. Maybe there are people liking this style but I don’t care about half of the stories. Furthermore just listening to these stories won’t make me understand how the people achieved it. That’s why I don’t recommend this book at all. Listen to some other books that will help you be more productive. My favourite is “Atomic Habits”, btw.

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars

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.