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Change or Die

Change or Die

Written by Alan Deutschman

Narrated by Brian Keeler


Change or Die

Written by Alan Deutschman

Narrated by Brian Keeler

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4.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Dec 26, 2006
ISBN:
9780061287237
Format:
Audiobook

Description

"CHANGE OR DIE. What if you were given that choice? We're talking actual life and death now. Your own life and death. What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think, feel, and act? If you didn't, your time would end soon-a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change mattered most?"

This is the question Alan Deutschman poses in Change or Die, which began as a sensational cover story by the same title for Fast Company. Deutschman concludes that although we all have the ability to change our behavior, we rarely ever do. In fact, the odds are nine to one that, when faced with the dire need to change, we won't. From patients suffering from heart disease to repeat offenders in the criminal justice system to companies trapped in the mold of unsuccessful business practices, many of us could prevent ominous outcomes by simply changing our mindset.

A powerful book with universal appeal, Change or Die deconstructs and debunks age-old myths about change and empowers us with three critical keys-relate, repeat, and reframe-to help us make important positive changes in our lives. Explaining breakthrough research and progressive ideas from a wide selection of leaders in medicine, science, and business (including Dr. Dean Ornish, Mimi Silbert of the Delancey Street Foundation, Bill Gates, Daniel Boulud, and many others), Deutschman demonstrates how anyone can achieve lasting, revolutionary change.

Change or Die is not about merely reorganizing or restructuring priorities; it's about challenging, inspiring, and helping all of us to make the dramatic transformations necessary in any aspect of life-changes that are positive, attainable, and absolutely vital.

Publisher:
Released:
Dec 26, 2006
ISBN:
9780061287237
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Alan Deutschman is a senior writer at Fast Company and the author of two previous books, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs and A Tale of Two Valleys. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife.


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  • (5/5)
    Very interesting. Well written and read. The concepts of change in the structure that this book gives it is quite intriguing. Relate, repeat, reframe. It really makes sense. For someone to believe or have faith in the fact that change can happen for them they need to first know that it has happened for someone like them. Relate. And once hope has been inspired they need a system and a structure that is easily repeatable so that they can start to create a new habit. Repeat. And finally they need to reframe their perspective or way of thinking, which allows them to continue the growth and development and let go the old ways.
  • (5/5)
    Fascinating analysis of psychological successes that shows how responsibility and trust can beat the odds and both change people and organizations.
  • (4/5)
    The three keys are: relate, repeat, reframe. Evidently superior to the traditional 'facts, fear and force' managerial approach to challenges. Simple instructions in themselves but tough to implement though perhaps less so for a post 1970 generation?