Smarter faster better : the secrets of being productive in life and business (eAudiobook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Smarter faster better : the secrets of being productive in life and business

Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 much more important than who is in the group. 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Duhigg
ISBN: 081299339X 9780812993394
OCLC Number: 964657846
Notes: This recording contains program announcements from a broadcast of Minnesota Radio Talking Book.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Details: DAISY Digital Talking Book.
Contents: Motivation: Reimagining boot camp, nursing home rebellions, and the locus of control --
Teams: Psychological safety at Google and Saturday Night Live --
Focus: Cognitive tunneling, Air France Flight 447, and the power of mental models --
Goal setting: Smart goals, stretch goals, and the Yom Kippur War --
Managing others: Solving a kidnapping with lean and agile thinking and a culture of trust --
Decision making: Forecasting the future (and winning at poker) with Bayesian psychology --
Innovation: How idea brokers and creative desperation saved Disney's Frozen --
Absorbing data: Turning information into knowledge in Cincinnati's public schools. --
Appendix: A reader's guide to using these ideas.
Responsibility: Charles Duhigg.

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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 much more important than who is in the group. 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 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: these are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key 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 behavioural economics -- as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, airplane pilots and Broadway songwriters -- author Charles Duhigg 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.

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