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We're often told to dream big, the sky's the limit and that nothing is impossible. While it is undoubtedly good advice to set yourself goals that have the potential to make you and those around you healthier and happier, how to reach those goals is often less clear. From getting fit or securing a new job to becoming a better manager or parent, simply setting your mind to something will rarely get you where you want to be, and big plans can quickly become overwhelming, leaving us feeling as though we've failed.
Most of us set goals with very good intentions, so why do our best-laid plans so often go awry? When we're so committed to making positive changes and fulfilling our ambition at the outset, is there a way of avoiding the common roadblocks that stand between our goals and us? Thankfully, the answer is yes - and it's much easier to achieve than you might think.
Working inside the world's first Nudge Unit, Owain Service and Rory Gallagher know the huge impact that small changes and clear plans, based on a scientific understanding of human behaviour, can have from an individual to an international level. For the first time, Think Small takes these successful approaches and translates them into an easy, simple framework that has the potential to make a big difference to all our lives.
|Title||:||Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals|
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April 09, 2017
Not a whole lot of new insights for me, but this is already somewhat an area of expertise. Very comprehensive and useful though!
July 25, 2017
Owain Service and Rory Gallagher work within the first ‘nudge unit’; the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). This is a social purpose company, jointly owned by the UK Government; Nesta (the innovation charity); and its employees.
BIT started life inside 10 Downing Street as the world’s first governme...
July 25, 2017
This book has an interesting genealogy: Owain Service and Rory Gallagher are two key members of the Behavioural Insights Team or “Nudge Unit” grown out of the Prime Minister’s office in London and now with offices in Manchester, New York, Singapore and Sydney. According to their website, the BIT...
May 22, 2017
Fantastic. Very practical advice.
May 10, 2017
By Thinking small, you can reach big, This book provides you with a framework, that looks like common sense, to set you goal and steps how to reach it. Many of us have amazingly ambitious, long-term goals. But few of them make them happen. And that's where "Small Thinking" comes into play.
It is n...
July 13, 2017
quite an interesting book, though it does suffer a bit from that good old psychological fallacy, it does seem to hypothesize that when a particular outcome is reached that was the aim of the actor. It cannot divorce outcome from intention. But, apart from that it was a well argued work, although...
June 29, 2017
Well, this book reiterates what you might already know about goal-setting. However, Owain and Gallagher cite extensive research and examples to solidify what they want to exemplify in this book. Hence, even though you might have multiple "I already knew this" moments while reading this book, you...
August 26, 2017
An excellent insight into the psychological elements of goals, habits and achievement. Have not had the chance to implement yet but will absolutely keep close to review when looking to optimise my learning.
July 10, 2017
Easily understandable systematic approach that demonstrably leads to a higher likelihood of accomplishing larger goals. The inclusion of British slang also made it a more interesting read.
August 06, 2017
A partial and imprecise introductory presentation of a form of behavior modification, apparently kept simple to appeal to general audiences.