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- Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (May 15, 2018)
- Publication Date: May 15, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B073YDK4H5
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"Never Stop Learning is an engaging and important book. It makes a compelling case and provides a framework for dynamic learning across all sectors of work life. It is highly relevant to education leaders at all levels and should be widely shared." -- School Administrator magazine (AASA, The School Superintendents Association)
Selected as a "Next Big Idea Club" pick for Summer 2018
Named a Business Book of the Month by the Financial Times
Advance Praise for Never Stop Learning:
Adam Grant, New York Times--bestselling author, Give and Take, Originals, and Option B (with Sheryl Sandberg)--
"Once upon a time, competitive advantage belonged to the people who knew the most. Now it accrues to those who know how to learn the most. In his new book, Brad Staats skillfully takes you through the latest evidence on how to accelerate your learning at work."
General (Ret) Stanley McChrystal, Commander, U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan; bestselling author, Team of Teams--
"A brilliant tutorial in how we learn--or more often--how we don't. The essential guidebook to prepare for a new age."
Daniel H. Pink, author, When and Drive--
"In this astute work, Brad Staats . . . demystifies the learning process and explains how each of us can become a dynamic learner. This book is essential reading for anyone hoping to learn faster and better."
Matt Breitfelder, Chief Talent Officer and Managing Director, BlackRock--
"Now more than ever, the best leaders know they need to be lifelong learners in order to stay ahead of the curve. Never Stop Learning is packed with powerful insights and tips to help you master the art of learning."
Francesca Gino, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; author, Rebel Talent and Sidetracked--
"If we are to succeed in this ever-changing environment, then learning and adapting is absolutely critical. In this book, Brad Staats unpacks the science of why we don't learn at work and compellingly shows us how we can do better. A vital guide for thriving in the twenty-first century."
Alan Murray, Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.; President, Fortune--
"With change accelerating, the ability to learn has become the quintessential business skill. Teaching people and companies to become fast, effective, and continuous learners--which Staats does compellingly in this new book--is a fundamental first step toward conquering the future."
Robert Sutton, professor, Stanford; bestselling author, Good Boss, Bad Boss and Scaling Up Excellence--
"Never Stop Learning is the best book ever written about how you, your team, and your organization can keep learning to do better and more fulfilling work . . . a masterpiece that is so fun to read and so useful that you won't be able put it down."
About the Author
Bradley R. Staats is an associate professor of operations at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His work has been featured in many publications, including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, the New Yorker, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, as well as on NPR.
Author Website: public.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/staatsb/--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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This book is not one of those books on a congested bookshelf labeled “self-help”. Rather, this book adopts a very easy-to-read writing style to present rigorous research about learning. It will change your mentality about learning. It is positive, helpful and encouraging for all intellectually aroused people, especially having creative knowledge roles, such as students, educators, doctors, and lawyers.
First, I appreciate the detailed and extensive research that the author has undertaken. He fills the book with first-rate academic research findings from top universities, quotes, statistics, and personal anecdotes. The author carried out many of these research projects himself, giving credible and clear interpretations of the results.
Second, I like the coherent presentation structure in this book. Most chapters start with a normative section, that is, what should be done and why. It is then followed by a descriptive section, which explains why people have difficulty doing what should be done. Finally, the author provides thought-provoking and practical suggestions, namely a prescriptive section. For example, in Chapter 6 titled “Being Yourself to Learn”, the author starts with explaining why being yourself leads to learning. Then he continues to discuss the difficulty of being ourselves. Finally, he suggests how to successfully being ourselves to learn. This coherent structure allows the readers to follow the materials very efficiently.
Finally, besides its messages, what I find this book really “cool” is that author’s personality shines through in this book. While reading the book, I can sketch out a confidently humble researcher, an engaging teacher, and a loving husband/father/son/brother. The author uses personal anecdotes to explain his points. Such a personality makes the book personal, and effectively connects with the readers. I particularly find the story about the whole family teaching/learning programming language Python together very endearing.
To conclude, this book presents extensive research about learning. Rigorous as it is, it is easy to follow because of its coherent structure and personal connection. If you want to feel more intellectually satisfied and have flowing creative juice at work or at school, you should read Bradley Staats’ Never Stop Learning!
A professor of operations at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Staats ostensibly writes Never Stop Learning for an audience of working professionals. While it is certainly an exceptional tool for improving performance at work through best practices in learning, it is also instructive for anyone who is a learner or who helps others learn. There are a number of valuable lessons that I will incorporate not only into my professional life, but also into my own mentoring and parenting while encouraging others to be strong learners. With his knack for humorous story-telling, as well as his talent for synthesizing and explaining complex material, Staats has written a compellingly readable book with strong appeal for anyone interested in lifelong learning. This book is well worth your time!
I bought the book and started reading it--and a few chapters in, when I realized that this is, in part, a book about how to cultivate and sustain a mindset of perpetual learning--I bought copies for my two high-school children. I can't escape how important one of his key points, from "Becoming a Dynamic Learner" is: he advocates focusing on the process, not the outcome. This might be one of the most timely lessons in recent member, for both employees and students. I'll not summarize the entire book--but I'll say that the book is one part a personal/individual guide for becoming a perpetual learner, and one part a guidebook for organizational leaders (as well as parents) who are charged with creating environments that foster learning.
The book builds on the most up-to-date and comprehensive scholarly research on learning. Through the numerous examples from field studies, laboratory experiments, observations in the public domain, and personal anecdotes, the book illustrates many useful concepts. The examples also help motivate the reader to identify situations in order to apply the ideas in their own personal and professional lives.
I am not aware of any other book that has provided such a comprehensive, illustrative, and implementation-oriented treatment of learning, a critical attribute of successful firms going forward. Highly recommended!
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This book to all open-minded human beings who think learning improves our lifes, even in the adulthood.