“We now know how productivity really functions. We know which choices matter most and bring success within closer reach. We know how to set goals that make the audacious achievable; how to reframe situations so that instead of seeing problems, we notice hidden opportunities; how to open our minds to new, creative connections; and how to learn faster by slowing down the data that is speeding past us.
This is a book about how to recognize the choices that fuel true productivity. It is a guide to the science, techniques, and opportunities that have changed lives. There are people who have learned how to succeed with less effort. There are companies that create amazing things with less waste. There are leaders who transform the people around them.
This is a book about how to become smarter, faster, and better at everything you do.”
~ Charles Duhigg from Smarter Faster Better
Charles Duhigg wrote the best-selling book The Power of Habit (see Notes) in which he walked us through the science of building better habits.
In this book, he walks us through the science of being productive so we can be smarter, faster and better at everything we do. (<— I’ll take it!)
It’s a great book packed with fascinating stories and practical applications. We get to learn about everything from how the Marines reimagined boot camp to how Disney moved through creative roadblocks to create Frozen. (Get a copy here.)
The book has eight chapters: Motivation, Teams, Focus, Goal Setting, Managing Others, Decision Making, Innovation, and Absorbing Data.
It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!
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