May 25, 2016
SMARTER FASTER BETTER: The new book by NYT investigative journalist, Charles Duhigg
My guest today is Charles Duhigg, and in this segment of The Not Old Better Show we’ll talk the Pulitzer Prize Winning author, New York Times investigative reporter, about his new book, “Smarter Faster Better.” In the book, Charles Duhigg talks about motivation, goal setting and decision making – and why some people get so much done. As always, here on The Not Old Better Show, we’ll focus on how those in the 50+ age community can learn, hone, refine our skill set, despite some of the economic forces thrown our way.
Charles Duhigg’s newest book called “Smarter Faster Better” explores the science of productivity. Being busy is not the same as being productive. In fact, that's an important distinction, particularly now, today, as it is easier and easier to be busy, and that does not mean that you're necessarily becoming more productive. The most productive people, in fact, often understand that distinction and they go out of their way to try and not be busy, but to do the things that actually matter. For the Not Old Better audience, we’ll learn this science of productivity and how to succeed with less stress and struggle.
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit. Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit. He is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
One of the book’s best stories is of the creative process around the hit Disney movie “Frozen,” and how the movie, which almost didn’t happen, ultimately came together because Disney found the right creative process. Creativity and productive creativity is about having the right process in place, a creative process that helps people understand how to take the ideas that they know are real and meaningful and to use them in new ways.
It’s a wonderful book, and we’ll put an excerpt to “Smarter Faster Better” in the notes for you, courtesy of Random House and Charles Duhigg. You'll find a great resource on how to build a better "to do" list on Charles' web page: CharlesDuhigg.com
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