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The Edge: How The Best Get Better

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The very best didn't get there by accident.

The best have a different way of thinking and acting in their daily lives. And it's not enough to just to succeed - they also have an uncontrollable desire - the desire to get better.


The good news for the rest of us is that success leaves tracks. Michael Heppell has spent his life studying successful people, attempting to distil
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Paul Baldowski
Waffle, flim-flam and at best a superfluous skim across the surface of having the Edge. Somehow, Heppell spends the whole book saying not quite enough to be useful, but just enough to keep the reader engaged. Not without value, it's possible the book had a mission too great for the word count.
Raghad
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The best have a different way of thinking, acting,and talking in their daily lives and it's not enough just to succeed they also have an uncontrollable need to get better. Michael Heppell has spent his life studying successful people attempting to break down what it is that the very best do that others don't.
This non-fictional novel has tought me many things. To be the best, effort must be used To your fullest potential, all successful people work hard whether it's for school for a job or a
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Nada
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
A motivational book, with practical helpful steps for people who want to succeed in their career.

These are some of the ideas that caught my attention:
"Values conflicts occur when you have valid but potentially opposing values on your list."
"You've had a values clash and that's why you're feeling like you've let yourself down."
" Making decisions is much easier with a strong set of values."
" One of the challenges we all face is that we view the world, and other people's behaviors, through our
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Sean Goh
Feb 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Edgers are dissatisfied, and it translates to a desire to find a solution.
They check if the solution is within their circle of influence. If it is, they do it fast, and do it now.

Be clear of your values (adaptability, honesty, integrity, compassion, curiosity, gratitude, positivity, growth, trust, adventure)

When in a sticky situation, focus on the now what, not the why.

A pessimistic view stagnates.

Notice everything (presence and awareness)

Park negative thoughts by thanking your mind for them.

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Darren Virakorn
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
A really easy and insightful read. There's annotation captions throughout the book which is unique and helpful.
Dave
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Covers a lot of ground, with lots of short chapters.
Don't know who the book is aimed at though, regrettably didn't take much from it.
Chathuraka Kannangara
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
greatly written book with clear topics and specifics to get you the edge.
Vijayakumar Belur
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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