• The Long Game

  • How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World
  • By: Dorie Clark
  • Narrated by: Dorie Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your personal goals need a long-term strategy.  

It's no secret that we're pushed to the limit. Today's professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. How can we break out of the cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives that we all seek? Just as CEOs who optimize for quarterly profits often fail to make the strategic investments necessary for long-term growth, the same is true in our own personal and professional lives. As top business thinker and Duke University professor Dorie Clark explains, we all know intellectually that lasting success takes persistence and effort. And yet, so much of the relentless pressure in our culture pushes us toward doing what's easy, what's guaranteed, and what looks glamorous in the moment. 

In The Long Game, she argues for a different path. It's about doing small things over time to achieve your goals - and being willing to keep at them, even when they seem pointless, boring, or hard. In The Long Game, Clark shares unique principles and frameworks, as well as her own instructive experiences, to show how you can tap the same 24 hours everyone has - but leverage them in more efficient and powerful ways to break out of the frenetic day-to-day routine and transform your life and career.

©2021 Dorie Clark (P)2021 Ascent Audio

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Worse version of a book that’s already been written

I have to think this book is just a money grab to an idea that has been already thought out by people with more wisdom.

Simon Sinek “infinite mindset” is the better version of this book.

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Not worth it.

It doesnt really provide much value. It doesnt offer a framework to build long term goals. I would have returned this but I couldnt so Im leaving this review. Sorry. Not worth it.

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nothing new under the sun

hard to believe this book ever made it to publishing. mediocre at best, hardly an original idea.

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Excellent Perspective

We have all heard and seen the “Get Rich Quick” schemes out there. This is not that. If get rich quick works for you, great! But Dorie helps lay out logical thought processes, actions and steps for making big things happen, intentionally. I loved the book and will likely refer back to it often!

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A must READ transformative book meant for all generations

“The Long Game” Book by an icon, Dorie Clark — is an absolute must-have for everyone and anyone trying to MASTER the art of being a long-term thinker in a short-term world. This book will transform your life, your business, and your relationships.

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Game changer!

This book is an amazing read! The book is highly detailed on how to do long-term thinking and really focus on your long-term gains. It is also brilliant in how to overcome failure and obstacles in your path something that turns off any type of long-term strategic thinking. I really recommend this book if you are an entrepreneur or just someone who wants to give real thought to their future.

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Amazing!

I have learned so much in this book! I don’t feel like I can’t achieve my goals, because Dori Clark has taught me how I can.

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Great guidance for better long term gains

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve taken a few of Dorie’s LinkedIn learning courses. This felt like a natural progression of those. I’m a heavy consumer of non fiction business publications, and this is one of a handful I’ll be rotating in annually. Lots of great tips that could help you on your journey no matter where you are in that journey.

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Great reinforcer

I really appreciated Dorie’s candid stories of how playing the long game pays off. Sometimes it is hard to believe it when you are in it, but this book is a great reinforcer of the strategy. Thank you!

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Pretty good.

Mostly standard stuff. Interesting, though. I wonder what she defines as the long game in politics.

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  • Githinji Mwaniki
  • 10-01-21

Awesome

I've read all Dorie Clarks books and she awes me in every one. I recommend the books to everyone who is willing to listen, and this one will be no different.

Thank you. I'll have to get a hard copy for this one too. It's worth every letter on it.

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  • Nuno Lobato
  • 10-15-21

Best Business book of 2021

so many new practical concepts such as optimise for Interesting, 20% time.

I found Dorie after searching on Google for strategic thinking and her content and book has had a huge impact on me.

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  • Mr D Light
  • 10-02-21

The new habit manual for success post pandemic

Loved it so much I'll be buying the physical book too. Can see me referring to this book as much as Stephen Covey's 7 Habits.

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  • Liz
  • 10-02-21

stunningly good

Helpful for anyone who's goals feel too big to fit into right now. There's info on making more time, choosing the right thing to work on and lots of inspiring examples from both dorie and her friends and acquaintances.

it's also got that excellent advantage for a business book - it's both short, entertaining and filled with practical stories. So you can absorb quickly and the examples stay with you as they're interesting stories. Strongly recommend (her other books are excellent too).