Moist Queef Book Club Presents: Smarter Faster Better

Book title and author: Smarter Better Faster by Charles Duhigg

Initial thoughts- After reading his first book, The Power of Habit, I was excited to read his second and it did not disappoint.

Why I liked it- I love how detailed and thorough every chapter is! The book is about simply how people are productive. He talks to a super varied group of people and discovers their personal tips on how they stay productive in their field. He talks to the writers and producers of Frozen and writes about how they had to essentially rewrite the movie’s story in 18 months (much faster than any other Pixar movie) and he talks to a Googler about how working in a group where you don’t feel judged and feel safe is important for allowing failure to happen so you can better succeed.

Why you should read it- Every chapter has something applicable for you in your everyday life even if you don’t work for any of these industries. It gives you insight on effective goal setting and reasons why visualizing multiple outcomes (instead of one) is a better way to think about your decision making. The book is divided in such a way that it stays interesting. Even though the topics are very different, you can learn something from each one of them.

If habit forming and goal setting isn’t your jam, then this book also isn’t your jam. Go find some jelly. BUT if habits and goals interest you even a little this book will blow that curiosity up and make you even more interested about it

I personally recommend listening to it, but if you want to buy it it’ll look p impressive oin your office bookshelf.

 If you want more Duhigg

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Here’s his website, here’s a sweet video, and here’s an awesome Freakanomics episode he’s featured on.

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