Smarter Faster Better

The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg
Entrepreneurship and Business


While wrapping up his previous book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg came across an extremely productive author named Atul Gawande (whom you may be familiar with if you’ve read our summary on Being Mortal). Duhigg was immediately intrigued with Gawande— wondering how this accomplished writer, surgeon and father could somehow ‘do it all’ and yet come across as a calm man with clear priorities. Duhigg’s quest to understand how one could be so productive across so many fields has led to the book Smarter Faster Better. In it he explores how to become more productive personally, and how to bring out greater productivity in others. His research, and diverse anecdotal illustrations give inspiring advice for all areas of increasing productivity

About the author

Charles Duhigg is an American journalist and non-fiction author. He is a reporter for The New York Times and the author of two books on habits and productivity.