I read a lot of non-fiction and I read a lot in this genre and I will say, unequivocally, that this is one the best I’ve read. Just enough science to give the author’s premise some credibility and plenty of anecdotes to illustrate his points.
Yes, the author has a bias and it becomes more pronounced toward the end of the book but he plays a subtle hand while showing that our habits can change. Moreover, habits are instilled throughout companies and societies so that even large groups can change for the better, if the habits of those groups change.
The is an appendix at the back of the books with suggestions about how to implement the ideas in the book but I haven’t read it…yet.
Many reader/reviewers have pooh-poohed this book because it is heavy on story and anecdotes. To me, that is what make this book so powerful and interesting and entertaining. It teaches without being didactic and it doesn’t overwhelm the lay reader with massive scientific review.
To me, it was a well written book that clearly stated the author’s ideas and inspired me to think more deeply about my own habits and how I can change the ones that so obviously need changing.
Get it. Read it. Enjoy it.
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