Is Atomic Habits by James Clear overrated and worth reading? Atomic Habits could very well become one of the most popular self-help books of all time as it’s remained on many best-selling lists since it was released a few years ago. I’ve asked my friend and fellow CFO, Bruce Reed of PracticeLink to go all bookclub in this discussion as we break down the big ideas in this book and determine its applicability in the business.
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- Why the book is so popular
- The compound interest of self-improvement
- Systems vs goals
- Process goals vs product goals
- Goals, systems, direction, and progress
- Playing the game vs winning the game
- Rising to the level of our systems vs our goals
- Motion vs action
- Why we give up on our habits
- Healthy habits for CEOs and CFOs
Who Is Bruce Reed?
Bruce Reed is the Chief Financial Officer for PracticeLink, the first physician job board to launch some 20 years ago and the global leader in its industry. Not only is Bruce smart, personable, and loves working with his team, the guy is a continuous learner who devours about a book a week.
Before joining PracticeLink, Bruce had a big-company background in corporate finance at May Department Stores, Macy’s, and Express Scripts.
When he’s not working, one of his favorite pastimes is playing lacrosse.
Books Mentioned on the Show
If you liked this show, for your next listen, check out the popular episode on our five favorite books during the first half of 2021.