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  • The Compound Effect

  • Multiply Your Success One Simple Step at a Time
  • Written by: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,434 ratings)

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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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Still need to buy the book

This book is filled with a lot of wisdom but the book contains a lot of the chapter summaries and exercises and additional thoughts to further embed the concepts. Darren references “Go back to the book…” so it’s a little disappointing that despite buying the audio book, you still need the physical book to get the full value.

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Wealth does not equal success

Is anybody else tired of hearing that success equates to your bank account? I feel this book convolutes success/happiness/wealth as if it's one package. I like the reminder that discipline and hardwork are the key to any fulfilling activity but this has zero to do with wealth.

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  • UG
  • 2020-06-18

Worth Listening to Multiple Times

Great reminder of how little thoughts and actions can lead to big results. The only coplaint I have is that at times it can sound a lot like an infomercial. The author starts by saying it's not a typical sales pitch on a concept but it feels like that at points, especially when you check out thr website after the fact. If you can ignore and look past the "salesy" component there is great content to learn from.

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I've listened to this at least 20 times now

This is in my top 5 of success books and I will never stop using this great tool.

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  • Em
  • 2021-10-15

Outdated way of thinking

I didn't finish it.. He talked a lot about himself and I found the points were outdated and a very old way to think about things. This may have to do with the fact he said his dad was a hard * but the book is not motivating. Don't get me wrong I'm in the military but not everyone is wired like that. He said at one point he partnered with someone, the guy took his 330k and then he said he didn't do anything because it was his own fault and that you need to take responsibility for everything including letting someone take your money? It kind of reminds me of the mindset "they were asking for it". He has a large ego as he was the one who read it and said he added back in all of the stuff that the editors cut out but all of those side comments should NOT have been in there they were useless info! Someone else said privileged and I agree!

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highly motivational

this book is a must especially if you are looking for motivated to get back up from the 2020 crisis. it doesn't talk only about business but mainly about life and how to succeed at it. I highly recommend it

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  • Kim
  • 2021-10-07

Inspiration excitement and grit

As a business owner I daily face all sorts of challenges this book has insured me to be even better more persistent, and face every day with even more excitement, thank you!
Yuliya

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Good book to understand Compound

Good book explain what compound a method is, some good activities to work on to start compounding your life. Quick book finished it in about two sittings

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Great read!

Entertaining, fast paced, great concepts simple to follow ideas. I recommend connecting with Darren's training.

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amazing. even listening to it the 2nd time around

this was amazing. i was even listening to it the 2 nd time around

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  • Edward Muisenga Jr.
  • 2019-11-19

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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  • shayhub
  • 2019-09-09

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-23

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
  • 2019-04-27

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
  • 2019-12-27

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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  • Jesse
  • 2019-08-11

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-15

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
  • 2019-09-13

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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  • Chikara
  • 2019-04-06

books to read on next level move

This is an essential book to read for those looking to make active moves to getting to the next level of effective living and making life's progress.
I recommend this book.

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  • Rodney E. Woodard
  • 2019-04-10

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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  • Amine A.
  • 2021-01-12

Les bons conseils peuvent tenir en un blog-post

Rien de spécial et un peu irritant sur les bords. L'auteur m'a perdu quand il a commencé à citer Donald Trump et Rudy Giuliani comme des exemples de succès absolu. Certes le livre a été écrit il y'a plus de 10 ans, mais bon. Aussi, des "conseils" du type "au lieu dépenser $5 dans un café pensez à ce que ça pourrait devenir dans 25 ans dans un placement à 8%" ... J'en connais pas beaucoup des placements qui font du 8% tous les ans. Bref, trop de "hype" pour rien.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2021-08-07

Really Good stuff

This book is a really great and fast way to open your mind on many aspect of your life that you can easily improve. The author find his inspiration in some other great authors, as you can understand he dives into some concept and idea that is already mentioned by other authors. Still this great open minding book, bring a way of thinking and ideas that shows that the author delivers keys of success that seems to be really efficient. A must read and listen because you gonna learn new ways to structure yourself. Amazing !

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  • Erwan
  • 2019-07-23

Rien de vraiment nouveau

Il s'agit pour l'auteur simplement d'un nouveau prisme pour distiller tous les conseils de self-hep que l'on connait déjà.
Ces conseils sont bons, ça fait du bien de les entendre, mais rien de neuf sous le Soleil.
Globalement décevant et too fluffy. Tous les bons conseils pourraient tenir en une heure au max.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-06

C'est simple

lecture dynamique. on apprend it reprend reapprend la base. ce sont les petits ruisseaux qui font les grandes rivières.
A écouter et réécouter

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  • Luciehableel
  • 2019-06-09

Inspiring truth

I recommend this book to everyone who is seeking happiness, success and peace of mind!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-06-13

loved it

I'd recommend this book to anyone trying to succeed in life. definitely a must read