59 Seconds

Think a Little, Change a Lot
Author(s): Richard Wiseman
Original Publish Date: Dec 29, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100023500
Released: Dec 29, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307707567
Narrator/s: Jonathan Cowley
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community. Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting the new science of "rapid change" and, with clarity and infectious enthusiasm, describes how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life. Or, as he likes to say: "Think a little, change a lot."

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Author(s): Richard Wiseman
Product Number EB00148487
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307593269

Professional reviews

"An English psychologist uses scientific findings to explain, and often upend, conventional wisdom on how people change, relate to others, and manage their lives. After presenting summaries of research findings in each area he covers, he offers his "59-second recommendations," which cover best practices in goal setting, productivity, anger management, marital satisfaction, decision making, persuasion, and buying behavior. The production provides intellectual guidance rather than motivational juice, so it will require something from the listener to become a transformational experience. With his splendid consistency and charming vocal elegance, Jonathan Cowley makes it all sound fascinating. His casual intensity both lightens and respects the academic foundation of this material. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"