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    J. W. 4 months ago
    Years have past since the book publication. Is it still possible to have a usual summary format for this book, rattan than a review?
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      Erica Rauzin 4 months ago
      Thanks for your comment. We can – and will – update the review, though we can't yet offer an abstract. Thanks for your interest. Erica Meyer Rauzin
      Senior Managing Editor, getAbstract.com
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    T. C. 4 years ago
    I agree with the other commenters, first, I don't' care about the writer's opinion of how good the book was. Second, this isn't a very good summary and a lot of what was good about the book is left out.

    The section on teams doesn't seem correct either. Points 1 and 2 are the same...I don't recall that being the same in the book. This should probably be updated for those who have actually read the book this is a pretty bad representation.
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      Erica Rauzin 4 years ago
      Thank you very much for your comment, Mr. Collins. This piece is a review, not a full abstract. We create reviews when we haven't yet been able to obtain summarization rights from the publisher. I revisited the review it in light of your comments, and hasten to assure you our expert writer read the book carefully – as is always the case with our summaries and reviews. We find that any two individuals could select a different set of ideas to emphasize from any given book - especially given limited space; that is one of our most interesting challenges every day. We appreciate your perspective and thank you sincerely for sharing your reaction.
      Erica Meyer Rauzin
      Senior Managing Editor
      getAbstract.com.
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    C. R. 4 years ago
    Really poor summary. I listened to the audio book (9 hours) and I expected to find here a summary that I could keep for later reading. Did not find it, sorry.
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      Karen Londo 4 years ago
      Hello Cesar, thank you for your comment. I will contact you separately to assist you.
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    r. r. 4 years ago
    I read the power of habit and also the first part of this book. Obviously a 500 words summary cannot be sufficient to cover every aspect of this book but a few of important lessons are summarized ( eg: true teamwork, stretch goal,mind shift, questions) and I find them valuable from a 5 mins reading.
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    S. K. 4 years ago
    From the comment below, I assume the reason why this abstract did not actually summarize the book is because they were not able to. Regardless, I don't really care about the writer's opinion about this book in comparison to Malcolm Gladwell--I had hoped to learn more about the book's main points (and having listened to Duhigg on Freakonomics discussing the book, I know this review fell short).
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    E. B. 4 years ago
    Solid review. I do wish it had included the advice from the detailed appendix, “A Reader’s Guide to Using These Ideas,” which offers brief, bulleted take-aways for applying the lessons in the narratives, which is mentioned but not included in the review as far as I can tell. Nevertheless, I do think get abstract should do more reviews like this when they cannot get the rights to summarize a book.