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The Compound Effect Paperback – 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Dream Builders (2010)
  • ASIN: B003X379UA
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,316,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This book reveals the core principles that drive success. The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every super-achiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. Inside you will find strategies on: - How to win every time! The No. 1 strategy to achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor, even if they're smarter, more talented or more experienced. - Eradicating your bad habits (some you might be unaware of!) that are derailing your progress. - Painlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughs. - The real, lasting keys to motivation, how to get yourself to do things you don't feel like doing. - Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum. Catch this, and you'll be unstoppable. - The acceleration secrets of super-achievers. Do they have an unfair advantage? Yes they do, and now you can too! If you're serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you desire. Begin your journey today!


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I selected the Einstein quotation to serve as the title of this review because I became convinced long ago that people and the lives they live tend to be the result of the decisions they make. In casinos and in competitive athletics, for example, individuals can be "on a roll" or in what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi characterizes as "flow." We can't miss, we can't lose, the force is with us. However, that same force can also produce negative, sometimes disastrous results.

Alice Schroeder selected The Snowball as a title for her biography of Warren Buffett because, when he was a boy growing up in Omaha, he observed a large ball-like shape rolling down a hill, gaining both size and speed as it moved along. He immediately recognized its implicit power. Positive compound interest remains among his core principles. For millions of others, negative compound interest (e.g. on credit card debt, "upside-down" mortgages) has created very serious problems.

For me, Darren Hardy's most important point in this book is this: All of the decisions people make (however "small" they may be) can have positive results if those decisions are guided and informed by what he calls The Compound Effect principle. Conversely, a minor cut that becomes infected and is neglected could eventually result in major surgery, perhaps even an amputation. In fact, Hardy insists - and I agree - there are no "minor" or "small" decisions if their potential implications and consequences are ignored. These are among the subjects that Hardy addresses in his book:

o How to win--every time! The No. 1 strategy to achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor, even if they're smarter, more talented or more experienced.
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I think almost anyone would find something positive to take from this book and implement in their lives. Much of the content is plain common sense, however sometimes it's good to see illustrations of how making small changes now can make a big impact on the future. The author seems authentic and really driven, and this enthusiasm makes the book a good read. Despite recent events, the Lance Armstrong quotes are still relevant.
This book can help bring hope and focus to anyone who is struggling with making their life a better place to be, even in adverse circumstances. The key is to action on the content. But as many changes can be small it's not about a painful upheaval of any kind - it shows how to pace changes in the parts of your life you can control, which can really create greater change over time. It's not a quick fix, but if you commit to it then you'll reap the rewards is the central message.
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This is a good read for anyone wanting to get ahead in life. I read this after Jeff Olson's Slight Edge as I bought them together . Because of this, I skipped several pages at a time because the message is identical and even uses simular phrases.

The only reason why I didn't give this book the full 5 stars was - the constant promotion of the authors products and referals to his website. As one of the key points in the book was to 'save money and stop spending. Lost only one star though as the cause is for self improvement and learning after all. Some great - easy to follow and do pointers. It would be impossible not to see a life improvement which will grow (compound effect) just by following a single piece of advice within the book
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I found the book, ironically, to be a bit unfocused and scattered. It is also simply a rehash of the things we hear over and over again. After reading this book I read the original - Napoleon Hill's The Laws of Success, in its new revised edition - and found that that book was much more inspirational, motivational and practical. Despite it being over 75 years old!

This book is not horrid, it is just a bit pointless in the face of other more complete works.
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I bought this book as I was recommended by a friend. I have read it twice and pass it on to my elder kids as I think it is a superb eye opener. Some people might think this book is only for business people but I will recommend this book to anyone.

It helps you understand how a great habit kept consistent will bring you very far. I will also recommend this book to those who are thinking to lose weight in the long term.

The way Darren Hardy portrays his own example in real life is an eye opener.
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If ever you wanted a simple and powerful formula to motivate you to your dreams and goals then this is the best book I have read by far. Not complex, no excuse there. Not academic, easy to read on a bus or coffee shop, Not vague but step by step straight to the point. You know its time to stop making excuses when you read this book, as there are no decent excuses left that Mr Hardy hasn't already heard before. So now its just up to you. .. Of course you could just put the book down as a simple read, and then I suspect that you must have skipped a couple of crucial pages.

If you decide to implement the strategies suggested in the book as I have, you will be even more impressed with just how simple it is to be the better version of yourself. Thanks for the wake up call Mr Hardy. I feel SENSATIONAL
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