Nine Things Successful People Do Differently and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $12.00
  • Save: $2.81 (23%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Nine Things Successful Pe... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: SHIPS DIRECTLY FROM AMAZON. Book is sharp with only minor wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Hardcover – December 4, 2012


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$9.19
$4.27 $2.25
Paperback
"Please retry"
$63.78

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$9.19 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently + Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future + What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential
Price for all three: $45.43

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. is a motivational psychologist and author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals (Hudson Street Press, 2011). She is an expert blogger on motivation and leadership for the websites of several leading publications, including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Psychology Today. Her personal blog, The Science of Success, can be found at heidigranthalvorson.com. Follow her on Twitter @hghalvorson.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best of the Month
Amazon's editors selected this title as a Best Book of the Month in business & leadership. See our current Editors' Picks.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (December 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1422193403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1422193402
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Heidi Grant Halvorson is a social psychologist, and Associate Director of Columbia's Motivation Science Center. Her research has focused on understanding why some people give up when their goals give them trouble, while others can rise to the challenge. She is the author of SUCCEED, NINE THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY, FOCUS, and THE EIGHT MOTIVATIONAL CHALLENGES. Through her books, articles, and her blogs (99u, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, Fast Company), she hopes to help people understand that ANYONE can reach their goals, and give them the scientifically-tested strategies they need to succeed.

In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly-regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals (Guilford, 2009), she has authored papers in her field's most prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Judgment and Decision Making. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation for her research on goals and achievement. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Columbia University Business School's Motivation Science Center. Her work has been praised by Carol Dweck, Matthew Kelly, Dr. Edward Hallowell, and Peter Bregman, among many others.

Dr. Grant Halvorson is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. She gives frequent invited addresses and speaks regularly at national conferences, and is available for speaking engagements and workshops, primarily in education and management. She received her PhD from Columbia University.


You can contact Heidi at heidi@heidigranthalvorson.com

Visit her website at www.heidigranthalvorson.com

Customer Reviews

I bought this to read on my Samsung Tablet with my Kindle app.
Amazon Customer
If you want something informative and useful, something you can start using today, read this book.
S. Steven Maese
Very short but powerfull tool to improve the way we plan on how to achieve our goals.
Miguel Germosen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 61 people found the following review helpful By S Payne on January 28, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a very short and quick read. Personally, I found it simply reinforces what I consider to be "common sense" and what I mostly try to do. I didn't find anything here that is earth shattering other than the author is not a snake oil motivational sales person, but a logic straight forward person - so this book has none of the crock that typically pervades this type of genre.
As the author is an academic psychologist, I did find the few referrals to actual experiments too sparse, and too general. Anyhow, as I understand it, this book is the teaser to her longer work "Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals" - maybe I should read this one for a more in depth treatment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
52 of 67 people found the following review helpful By John Chancellor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 18, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
"There are nine things that successful people do - the strategies they use to set and pursue goals that, according to decades of research, have he biggest impact on performance."

Heidi Grant Halvorson, a psychology professor at Columbia University and author of the highly acclaimed "Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals", has written about the nine things we need to know and do in order to achieve our goals.

This is a gem of a book. A real treasure. While I really enjoyed and learned from her book Succeed, in some respects I think this one can be a much more valuable tool for those readers who are more interested in specific strategies and steps to take in order to improve their chances of success.

While this book leaves out a lot of the material that serves as scientific back-up for the nine steps, the information is available to the reader who wants it. Throughout the book, certain keywords are underlined. Click on the underlined keywords and you are taken to websites which offers additional information and support for the studies.

The book is very short and a breeze to read. You should be able to read it in about an hour. But my suggestion would be to read it through one time to get the overall theory and then go back through it and actually do the suggested exercises. Some of the nine things will require a change in mindset. I believe by reading the book a few times and internalizing the ideas, you will be able to start developing a success mindset.

A great part of the value of the book is in the structure and presentation. The nine steps are not cluttered with a lot of stories or theory. There is certainly enough information to explain and support the premises for each point.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
78 of 103 people found the following review helpful By James Laabs on December 29, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed in this book. First of all, it is S-H-O-R-T. Doesn't Amazon have some minimum where if it is shorter it is supposed to be a Kindle Single? If so, this book barely passed the minimum number of words. But the biggest issue I have is that it is a bunch of re-treaded ideas that have been in self-help books since the olden days. For example, Chapter 1 is "Set Specific Goals." I think anyone who has studied goal setting for any amount of time has seen this idea repeatedly.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Sepassi on August 17, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Fantastic scientifically-validated strategies to accomplish your goals. One of my favorite books - short, packed full of knowledge, and unbelievably helpful and useful. Get it - you will not regret it. If you're thinking about getting the author's longer book Succeed, I'd recommend getting this one and saving the extra time and money; I've read both and all of the strategies presented in the longer book are present in this shorter version. Enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Scott Barry Kaufman on December 14, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
There is a sea of research out there on motivation and goals. This is, BY FAR, the most concise, well-written, and useful summary of that research I've ever seen. Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson has succeeded in a monumental task, no doubt following her own advice on how to succeed. The proof is in the pudding. I highly recommend this e-book for anyone who wants to know what it really takes to succeed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johan Booysen on March 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a very short summary of other people's work. The author uses phrases such as "thousands of studies", "countless studies", "well over a hundred studies" etc. and yet when there are references it is to a single study. The book reads like a quick draft of ideas rather than discussing topics in detail. Even though I like the principles that the author tries to convey, I was disappointed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Steven Maese on September 21, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is exactly as advertised: Nine things successful people do differently. It's concise and brief. While I'm sure this is a piece for the author's expanded work Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals, I can't see how that book would be anymore useful. If you want something informative and useful, something you can start using today, read this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JEL on May 24, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I first learned of Heidi Grant Halvorson from her webinars through HBR. I found her ideas interesting, and based on the evidence, so I decided to check out more of her work. This book is based on her blog post of the same title. If you just want the cliff notes, you should read her post and skip the book. But if you want more details explaining each of the nine behaviors as well as information on the science behind it, I highly recommend the book. It's a short book, and won't take you very long to read. I bought the Kindle version, and it's reasonably priced. Each of the behaviors is clearly laid out with a statement of what the behavior is, examples, and the science behind the behaviors.If you want a better understanding of the research behind the behaviors, the Kindle version has links to articles, although some of the links may be old because the document is unavailable. This is the biggest problem for me. I like footnotes so that I know where to go if I want to understand the issues more clearly.

To summarize, if you just want a quick look at the lessons, read the blog. If you want to understand the research behind the work, you can read books like "Willpower" and Kahnman's "Thinking, Slow and Fast." For a middle ground introduction, this books is pretty good. At least I liked it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently
This item: Nine Things Successful People Do Differently
Price: $12.00 $9.19
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?