why it is important to know what you want to do in any given moment
specific activities you can do that produce flow easily and naturally
how to improve your experience of work so you feel in control and rewarded by it
keys to harnessing the power of concentration
the difference between pleasure and enjoyment (only one leads to personal growth)
how to match challenges with skills to avoid boredom and frustration and maximize enjoyment
Once you experience the exhilaration of the "flow" state of being, you'll want to return again and again.
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By Amazon Customer on 28-06-15
This written book is excellent, this is not
I have read the text version of this book a couple of times and it is very good. However this is not, as claimed an unabridged version of the book. It is a talk by the author that covers the same subject matter and ideas but, in my opinion not as well or as comprehensively as the written text.
The narration by the author is a prime example of why authors aren't always the best people to narrate an audio version of their book. Maybe his slightly unclear diction would have been more understandable and enjoyable to listen to if the recording and production values were good. But they are not, it is a noisy 'dirty', echoing recording.
If you are unable to read a text version of the book then go ahead with this because the underlying ideas are worth hearing. if it is at all possible for you to actually read the 'real' book then do that because it's a whole lot better than this.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
By Mr. O. Jollands on 17-04-15
Good information in a soup of chintz
Some of the information in this book is useful and the ideas have informed a lot of other peoples work so for that reason I would try another book by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi but I would research its audio quality better first.
This book actually seems to be a collected series of talks and the talks would appear to be fairly old with relatively poor quality audio recording. Think going back to VHS if you're used to DVD and it's about there.
The element that really does this book a disservice though is not so much the narration, as regardless of their voice I tend to enjoy the original author reading their own work, but that the audio quality has been accepted and that the production is flooded with awful chinzy music that wouldn't be amiss in a 1970's school video aimed at educating you about oxbow lake formation or something similar.
Personally I'd recommend checking out some more recent work that is formed off of some of the points raised in this work or getting the physical book to read unless you have a high tolerance to cut through some pretty awful audio production for some information that is in the modern context not overly unique.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Arlo Paranhos on 15-04-15
Good content, but dated format.
Good original content. Produced as audio tapes, later converted to MP3, so format and audio quality seem a bit dated.
23 of 24 people found this review helpful
By Andrew D Milne on 11-03-15
Simple concept, hard to achieve...
An excellent book. I love the rational concepts and I've tried to apply them on a day-to-day basis. It's not as easy as it sounds but the effort and the journey are a welcome new perspective.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful