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This is a solid skimmer. Just another supposed groundbreaking self-help book from some guy who has been declared an expert by repeating well known ideas to a corporate audience and can effectively write for the masses at a sixth grade level. This book is a pseudo-intellectual approach to the well known. These are all ideas that I have heard expressed better elsewhere and there isn't a single unique idea in the book. It's a book by a guy with a silver tongue, mediocre research skills, and who found a publisher with a good copy editor. It wouldn't be so cringey to read if he didn't refer to concepts as "Laws" which they are not, and proper noun "Principles" which is also barely true. Talk about self aggrandizing.
There is a lot of repetition here as well. This whole book could have been written in 75 pages.
There's nothing wrong with buying this book if you think it will help but I recommend reading the first couple of chapters and then reading chapter summaries to determine if you already know the content. Then you can dive in on anything that is new to you. I spent about an hour going cover to cover. See if you can get it used or at the Library or something. It's not worth spending more than a few bucks on.
This book doesn't provide any new, brilliant information on the topic of building habits. I usually read a lot ot non-fiction books per year and I was attracted to this book because of the many good reviews. But I have found it boring, repetitive and not really worth it.
I'm in the process of sending this book back for a refund, which I hardly ever do! I think this could have been a really good 100-150 page booklet. There are some clear, sensible and productive ideas - but the author unnecessarily rambles on, repeating himself time and again, and so I just can't bear to read it anymore.
I feel like a bit of a mug for buying this, got suckered by the marketing. Nothing very useful, low level self help. Although clearly many other people find this useful and that is wonderful they gained something.
This is well written, not to much fluff book on habits, but I felt underwhelmed which may have been in its easy digestible way it’s written or I may have missed actual points. But I didn’t agree with some of the points as I think they aren’t polar opposites into my own thoughts but supplemental. You will get something out of it maybe due to the hype it should have been more, there it goes again that thought of underwhelm
Great book. Not sure about Amazon's definition of used - very good. Book itself is fine but cover is 1) inside out and 2) full of holes and patches with sellotape. Bit disappointed that you cant read the name of the book on the outside.