Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and BusinessSmarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like this one better than Duhigg's The Power of Habit. There is some interesting science regarding the locus of motivation in the brain, though the author misses the chance to philosophize on the importance of this. The book also contains a really interesting discussion on holding mental models in the brain and how to allow for new information or challenges to those models. The illustrative stories in this one are more compelling than in The Power of Habit, especially the two contrasting examples of plane emergencies. Super intense. The end of the book kind of peters out with an educational example I didn't totally see how to apply to real life. Overall, a good read to begin the year.

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