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I came to this book as an expert looking for some ideas that might shape and update my knowledge base. I got that from this book. It wasn’t all I wanted, but that’s probably because of my perspective and knowledge base. If I were new to this field and I liked more narrative style ‘stories from the trenches of research’ I’d have rated this book 5 stars. It’s accessible, well sourced, and has a few good ideas that are easily conveyed and useful and that’s all we can ask from a book like this.
Lots of stories and I got bored pretty quick. I was originally interested after hearing Katy Milkman on The Psychology Podcast. Seemed fun and interesting. The book's title is misleading. It's more like "How People Have Changed". I don't know what to do with all of these anecdotes. Theyre too long and I rather just know about the research and how to apply it to my life.
The audio book is an extremely interesting and informative take. The author also has a great voice that’s easy to listen to, with on point clarity and pace.
I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did, and I’ve not yet been able to put many of her ideas into practice yet but that is all on me so far.
If I had to list one very minor complaint with the audiobook, it’s that her “Chapter Takeaways” at the end of every chapter, while brilliant and probably easy to find in the book, are harder to locate in the audiobook since you have to fast forward to an arbitrary time stamp at the end of each chapter. But that’s nitpicking: this is an excellent listen and I’ll go right out and recommend both this audiobook and the book version.
What a bad book… A lot of stories and naming. Every paragraph starts with “x years after my visit at Google” and there is a lot of naming of “executives” which is really pathetic. It’s one awful corporate propaganda. I feel tricked with this purchase and it’s one of the worst books I’ve ever read. Seriously, it is so difficult to get your hands on a good book these days. Everything is a lot of cotton wool and stories which in all honesty don’t interest me a bit. Deliver what you promise on the envelope and stop misleading people! I wish I got a refund on this.
An excellent exploration of the most current research in behavioural science with the readability of your favourite novel. 10/10 both for content and style, I cant recommend this book highly enough.
It is NOT your conventional self help with a few loose recommendations, but rather a well laid out roadmap to help you implement the chanegs you want with a sensible order so you can essentially plan as you go.
An accessible and enjoyable book distilling lots of up to date behavioural psychology learnings along with examples of how to use them to design more successful behavioural change. Nice end of chapter summaries too for recaps or perhaps for those short of time.
A typical book by a theorist. This book explores so much of theortical side, and misses the point that the readers want to know less of research and more of action. Reading this book is like reading the author's personal journey through her accademic life. What we need is a realistic and practical solution to the problem. Very disappointed.