The Compound Effect Paperback – October 2, 2012
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“Darren Hardy has written a new ‘bible’ for the self-improvement space. If you are looking for the ‘real deal,’ a real program, with real tools that can change your life and make your dreams a reality, The Compound Effect is it!”
—David Bach, financial expert and bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire
“Simple, direct, and to the point—these are the principles that have guided my life and every top business leader I know. This book will show you the way to your own greater success, happiness, and fulfillment.”
—Donny Deutsch, TV host and chairman of Deutsch, Inc.
“Einstein said, ‘Compounding is the eighth wonder of the world.’ To compound your successes, read, apprehend, comprehend, and fully use my friend Darren Hardy’s brilliance to realize all your dreams, hopes, and desires.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
“A treasure chest of ideas for achieving greater success than you ever thought possible!”
—Brian Tracy, speaker and author of Maximum Achievement
About the Author
Darren Hardy is the visionary force behind SUCCESS magazine as its Publisher and Founding Editor. As a business leader in the success industry for two decades, Darren has had unique and unfettered access to the most successful people on the planet, including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Howard Schultz, Charles Schwab, Jeff Bezos and many more. He has uncovered the secrets to their success and now reveals them to over 2 million people each month through the pages of SUCCESS, his blog, Twitter, Facebook, and before live audiences of entrepreneurs across the country. Darren distills the best of the best information and strategies available, mixing in his own street-tested principles of success.
Darren also mentors many of today's high-performing CEOs, advises many large corporations and sits on the board of several companies and non-profit organizations.
Darren is also a highly sought after keynote speaker and media contributor. Darren lives in San Diego, California with his wife Georgia and his two canine children LucyLu and Tex.
- Publisher : Vanguard Press; Csm edition (October 2, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 159315724X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1593157241
- Item Weight : 5.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The main premise of this book is the idea that slow and steady wins the race. It is very helpful the way Darren reminds us that even ridiculously small changes can, if applied CONSISTENTLY, produce huge effects over time. He also reminds us of the power in taking responsibility for our own actions, and that if we want to "manage" something, we must first "measure" it. I also love the idea of putting success on "autopilot" through establishing good habits.
There are a million books out there in this space. I should know, I've read most of them! But this is one of a handful that I think belongs on everyone's bookshelf, at least everyone who is interested in personal development and improvement. You can't go wrong with this one.
Darren Hardy illustrates how the little things really do add up. Additionally, he gives lots of concrete examples from his own life as well as the lives of many uber successful people he has interviewed and studied as part of his role at Success magazine.
I have gifted this book to ten of my former students for graduation. Pair this with Scott Trench’s Set for Life, and any 18 year old has an unstoppable recipe for success and freedom in their life.
Highly, highly recommend!!!
it really did not have what was promised !!! it really was awful, page after page of disappointment
If you need a book with success advice, Google will have better answers than this.
Not even useful as a reminder or summary of the ideas . Somehow he didn't even bother to put anything fresh into it-- just comes across as old, tired, worn out. As Job said "Yea, who knoweth not such things?"
Truth? He should be ashamed to have put out such a poor thing.
PS the book itself was poor, there were several pages in it faintly printed. So even the print quality was sub-par.
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On the plus side, there is some good advice in this book, albeit relatively obvious stuff that most people will have heard before - eat a little less every day and you'll likely lose weight; walk a bit more every day and you'll likely get fitter; save a little bit of money every day and you'll likely build up some savings, etc.. Combine all these things together and you'll have an awesome life.
However, it becomes apparent through the book that there is "something more" on offer, and the hints get more and more blatant as the book goes on, referencing other books / websites / programmes. The closing paragraph is a very blatant suggestion that you should go buy 5 more copies of the book and give them to your friends, because, you know, sharing is winning. If you visit the suggested website for the "free templates", there is a very enticing offer to join a "live webinar", exclusive to you, because you're special. And by an amazing coincidence, this invitation-only exclusive webinar happens to start within about 30 minutes of you reading about it, better click that register button quick... And OMG, I never felt so sullied watching the "live" webinar - it was obvious what was going on but I was fascinated to watch to the end to see how bad it got. It was the worst (or best?!) of clichéd double-glazing sales tactics, the kind where once you've let them into your house, they'll never leave and never stop talking and the amazing exclusive deal is only available if you sign RIGHT NOW. And what's more, because you're so amazing and you're a winner, right, and he really likes you, he's going to offer you this extra package, worth THOUSANDS, for free. And another one. And another one. Aaaaaand another one, holy cow he goes on and on and on. And then we get "you're a winner just for being here, but real winners take ACTION, not like all the losers who don't take action. Are YOU a winner or a loser? I just know you're a winner, so show me by taking action. Take action now and give me $2000 for the full programme with all this amazing free stuff worth $10000 !!!!" I was enthralled at the shamelessness. And was happy to walk away a loser (in his eyes).
The book is 150 odd pages of the same information, just regurgitated in different ways. It's also very promotional to the other content this author has done, be it books, magazines or businesses.
It's very obvious that saving 10% of your salary each month with interest on top is going to accumulate over time. The same goes for wanting to lose weight, if you reduce your intake by whatever each day then of course you'll lose weight.
This whole book is based on common sense, rather than the motivational 'JUMPSTART' the cover claims it to be.
In all honesty, it's not worth buying - if you just sit for an hour and have a really good think about your goals and break them down step by step, it'll have the same effect on your life and you'll have saved yourself £10.
Having said that, Hardy is insufferable and arrogant, and his writing and references to 'Karen' saying this and 'Tom' doing that really grated on me. There was undoubtedly a level of bulls--t with many of his anecdotes, and the constant harping on about SUCCESS Magazine was a bit repetitive and unnecessary.
A mixed bag here for sure, but the message about the Compound Effect is clear and simple and something that I will carry with me for life, as well as recommend to my friends and family...with the caveat of taking Hardy himself with a pinch of salt.
This isn't a 'get rich/fit/thin quick' plan. It teaches the value of hard work and consistency with some action plans included, and that is, I think, something more people need to understand.