Summary of Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg is a scientifically grounded self-help book that describes ways to increase productivity. Duhigg relates stories about ways to encourage individuals to make decisions and assign their own significant meanings to them, demonstrating that making choices and knowing the meaning of those choices stimulates further action and motivation. Analyses of team productivity programs and the functioning of effective teams show that productive teams should be diverse, call on every team member to participate, and create a safe environment for team members.

The best way for teams to set goals is to work toward a stretch goal that also meets the five SMART criteria: the stretch goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and based on a set timeline. A set of stretch goals can be achieved with total effort. Those goals should be meaningful and should not distract from the need for new goals when circumstances change, as in a crisis…

PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.

Inside this Instaread Summary of Smarter Faster Better

·      Overview of the book

·      Important People

·      Key Takeaways

·      Analysis of Key Takeaways
20 printed pages
Original publication



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    sajkahas quoted5 months ago
    Goals that are too difficult to be possible or too ordinary to be meaningful do not increase productivity

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