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Publisher's Summary

The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every super achiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. Inside you will hear strategies on:

  • How to win-every time
  • Eradicating the bad habits that are derailing your progress
  • Painlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughs
  • The real, lasting keys to gaining and sustaining motivation
  • Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum
  • The acceleration secrets of superachievers

Inside you will learn how to get the success you desire and the life you deserve.

©2011 Success, Inc. (P)2019 Folio Literary Management

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underwhelming at best

A very stereotypical book. I suggest Atomic habits instead, the concepts are very similar. Don't waste your credit on this book.

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good book to listen....

Not bad there are few tips to work smartly and give more time without checking short profits....
you can go on....i wanted to read this book long before so i listend ...4*...

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Simple and true facts brought to Us

Good Narration and catches our attention through out the book. Good to Adopt in our day to day lives

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One of the best book I have even listen to

This is one of the best book I have ever listen to. Darren Hardy explains everything really well. Every chapter is really interesting. Just read it.

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Value of Time and Consistency

This book talks about value of time and consistency. In other words it also teaches you importance of being consistent and patient. It's a good book for sr.school students and college goers. However, this book also carry important lessons for beginners in the corporate and entrepreneurial journey.

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Awesome



crystal clear narration... precious content and acceptable methods.. simply Awesome book I love it

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great book to listen.. a long time wishislish,

great book to listen.. a long time wishislish, finaly read it. worth the Money h spend.

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Great Book. Offers really great insights on life.

Thank you Darren Hardy for such amazing book. Really enjoyed it and would also recommend to other people.
Thanks once again.

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Exceeded the Expectations! Lasting Effect!

The book was suggested by a customer care executive while I called CC for updation of my audible credits!

He suggested me this book after having a look at my previous reads in my audible collection.

He went on to appreciate my collections. I told him upfront , I know you would appreciate for all the other customers collections as well since it is part of your job.

But he was quick to refuse and recommended that please try this book and you will know.

I did try... completed the book in three days and really grateful to the Amazon AUDIBLE Executive who suggests me this book.

I do have read handful of self improvement books. This is quite a book for its simple , plain and productive strategies for multiplying your efforts and march towards meeting your best You!

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excellent book

loved it, an excellent book which will help you to make smaller changes in your life...

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  • shayhub
  • 09-09-19

Amazing! With one exception.. action items excluded

This book’s content is a 5/5! I learned so much! It was a quick read with so much value in every chapter. The only downside to this audiobook in my opinion though was at the end of each chapter, the author would say to refer to the book for the chapter action items. I was disappointed that such practical applications were not included in the audio. I purchased the audio book to get all the content, not all content except the action items.

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  • Edward Muisenga Jr.
  • 19-11-19

Remedial Read: Level 4th or 5th

Nothing profound or really insightful here. This book is basically a list of light stories about common sense subjects peppered with the usual “super achiever” quotes. I’m judging this book harsher because of this authors reference to Jim Rohn being his mentor. By that metric this book is super weak. Let me save everyone 4-6 hours of their lives and $15 by telling you that little incremental things add up to big things. Baby steps, persistence, accountability, choices, the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-20

Just ok. If you read/listened to Atomic habits you can skip this one

If I had to extract the most helpful and useful information from this book, it would be about building good habits and eliminating bad ones, and if this the case- you should read “Atomic habits”.
Basically the “compound effect” is derived from your good habits, so again, there are better resources on the subject than thus book.
Why listen to this one? Easy listen. Might refresh what you already know or introduce you to these concepts.

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  • Farouq
  • 27-04-19

Change your life with small steps

this book doesn't present any new science or discovery. What it preaches has long been known to us; it's the small things done consistently that make the difference

after reading this book, I had the urge to make changes in my life. This book was written well, well enough to give me the kick in the bum

if I had 1 criticism, it would be that the research done on this book wasn't deep enough to my liking. for example, when he talked about health, he usually referred to dr Oz.

Or when he talked about the time Oprah gave away a car to every audience member, saying that it was Oprah who went the extra mile when im fact that giveaway was fully sponsored by Pontiac to promote their new car model

Being a nut for proper facts it does bother me, but I wouldn't let that get in the way of me appreciating a well written book. Anyone who wants to change their life should read this

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  • Robert J. Farmer
  • 27-12-19

Success Magazine advertisement disguised as a book

A basic idea that everyday work compounds to bug results. True, but not fleshed out to anything useful. There is no practice advice on how to apply the theory or how this differs from any other self help book that pushes discipline. Disappointing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-04-19

a must read

I completely and utterly was a believer from beginning to end! The message this book sends is what our society needs.

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  • Eickman
  • 13-09-19

Great book

After listening to this audible, I’m convinced that I should have this book in my home library. And I’m gonna buy my husband the cds to listen to on his drive to/from work!

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  • Jesse
  • 11-08-19

One of the best self building books I have ever re

I love this book at 1.25 speed. Lots of life changing easy life hacks for self improvement. I take lots of notes. A gem of a book, wealth of info and knowledge I love it.
I am using some of the principles and they have already paid off and I have noticed great improvement in just a few days only.

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  • Reno Angelo Reali
  • 07-11-19

awesome delivery of knowledge

was lavish in its density of nutrition and yet easily absorbed through narrators ability to keep the mind engaged with vivid examples.

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  • Rodney E. Woodard
  • 10-04-19

I can't wait to implement this book in my life.

This book will make you think long and hard about where you are and how to achieve Greatness on all aspects OG your life

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  • Narissa Bailey
  • 06-05-19

Wow.....

This book is enough to get anyone motivated and off their butt. It’s a book about reality and speaks honestly.
Once you’ve owned up to being in the place you’re in in your life because of choices you’ve made, it’s no one else’s fault, you will realise the world is your oyster and by being the exception you can and will become successful.
I will continue to listen to this book, it’s one of the best I’ve heard.
Thank you, Darren

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-20

tall tales and small stories.

nothing but stories of what other successful people have said, quotes of inspiration.

if your looking for practical strategies to apply to your life or ideas to apply for improvement this isnt worth the time.

continues 'good for them' stories about other people with no back up to make it practical for ordinary upcoming people.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-20

A real mixture.

This book is definitely worth a read as there is very good content to take from however there are parts that made me feel a little uneasy, for example the advice on relationships and the ones to have are from those you can either grow from or match your own ambitions. A little robot like and snooty, after all we are all unique and just because a friend has less money or ambition or even a different mentality shouldn’t mean that friendship should be disregarded. The positives of this book is that there is a lot of good practices and some content does sharpen the mind.

That’s my opinion anyhow so have a read a decide for yourself. Enjoy !

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  • Leatitia
  • 20-10-19

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The value that this book adds to your life is priceless. We already know deep down that our daily habits are what create our current reality, physical, financial, health, relationships and so on. The daily habits we do over time compound into the success/failures we encounter. Although we know this, we rarely practice this on a day to day basis in our lives. Habits are the foundation of all the results in our lives (Both positive and negative).

There are two ways that we can improve our lives daily:
1. Unlearn bad habits
2. Learn new good habits

We are always seeking quick fixes as a solution a diet, pill or a get rich scheme. The truth is that we are accountable for the results that we are getting in all aspects of our lives wether that be financially, physically, in our relationships and so on.

These micro actions add up to macro results over time. You may not see the results now but know under the surface progress is being made. Just like the story of the Chinese bamboo tree that doesn't even break through the ground in it's first four years of growth, then shoots up to over 90ft in just a few weeks.

For actionable advice that will literally change your life and perspective. LISTEN.TO.THIS.BOOK.

Courtesy of The Book Coach by Leatitia's Library (LL)

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  • Francis
  • 07-01-20

My favourite book of all time!

Been listening to this for a good 8 years now. The principles are everything which I stand for.
Small changes + consistency + time = radical results. One of the most practical books out there. Highly recommend if you have not listened!

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  • Lisa Parker
  • 17-03-19

thought provoking insight into changing behaviour

absolutely loved how logical this is and the summary action points to enable you to apply it in your own life. Simple genius

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  • The Gentle Rebel
  • 04-07-19

Shockingly bad and misguided

Purchased this as a recommendation from a friend. I could not be more disappointed. gave me a laugh at least.

Spoiler: the author says.
Stress, Suffering = Success = happiness

His idea of success seems to be monetary gain. Success is made to sound like something so far out of reach that you’ve almost got to kill yourself to get it.

It’s full of ridiculous examples like the compound effect of eating 150 less calories a day over time is the formula for losing weight. He then goes onto say ‘knowledge is not power’. He hasn’t got a clue what power actually is.

If you want to end up chasing the American dream, only to discover your are physically and emotionally broken and unfulfilled by reaching your goals - this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-20

Gives a different perspective

Interesting read, did find some of it a little Too American. But some good simple points and ideas that can have a massive impact on your life. Will certainly take some of the advise and put it into play.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-01-20

motivational!

great book if you want to get motivated to set and reach your goals! it has made getting up at 0430 to work out more enjoyable!

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  • Sunil
  • 10-07-19

Very informative.

Learnt many different techniques to help me improve myself using the idea of dedication, hard work and patience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-19

Best professional development book in a long time

This book is an easy listen and has great exercises to continue working on your business and your life. I listened to it a second time and will do again. Also purchased the book so I can highlight important concepts.

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  • Joshua
  • 29-06-19

Same old story.

If you have read other motivational books then you have read this one. Same old ideas reimagined. Title doesn’t really reflect the subject matter either.

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  • Dave
  • 01-05-19

amazing book!!

Great book! Put it on repeat and your life will change For the better!!! The best!

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  • sam
  • 01-03-21

performance sounded like a infomercial...

the book itself is good and has value and I would recommend it to most people
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the writer just does a horrible job narrating!
he sounds like a informational all the time Loki's trying to sell a vacuum cleaner or something.
I know saving money is important you talked about it in this book but don't be a cheap bugger and pay for an experienced narrator next time

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  • rahul
  • 11-02-21

Nice

Not bad if you want to listen to something really simple and easy to grasp..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-21

Great book have started listening to it again

Loved this book, It was really informative, learnt a lot have taken a lot away. Easy to listen to and simple to follow along with

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-21

excellent listen

I was engaged the whole book and learnerd so much about consistency and being accountable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-21

Life Changing

This book literally has the formula to success. Hardy covered basically every aspect of what it takes. There is so much great content in this book and I would definitely listen to it over and over 🙌

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-20

4 hours of magic .Loved it, I wish there was more

4 hours of magic .Loved it, I wish there was more . . . .

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  • AD
  • 01-07-20

A lot!!

Feels like this book is twice as long as it is. There are a lot of techniques and advice covered and worth listening multiple times to make sure you absorb as much content as possible.