Content tagged with "productivity"

Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential
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July 3, 2022
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“Tiago Forte has been selling an online class with the same title as this book for years. I’ve always wanted to take it, but it was expensive and there’s always a waiting list. So, I was happy to get…”

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
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December 21, 2019
60

“A re-read. I first read this 7-8 years ago. Absolutely brilliant book, mainly about the use of simple checklists in surgery and aviation, but relevant to any discipline. One of the best business books…”

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
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June 16, 2018
93

“Deals in the generalities of working deeply, without distraction. It spends a lot of time trying to prove the value, which I didn’t think was necessary. And it seemed short on details or concrete…”

Do the Work
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January 17, 2014
53

“Came highly recommended, but I didn’t get it. It was very stylized – a la Tom Peters – but the content was obvious, and there we precious few good pieces of information in among the rhetorical…”

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
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May 26, 2017
102

“Not what I expected. I’ve been exposed to the author’s research in business contexts and thought the entire book would be about applicability to business, but it’s not. It’s an almost quasi-religious…”

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
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May 13, 2021
140

“This was recommended, but I didn’t love it. It’s a ‘cookbook’ of sorts – each chapter is a short ‘hack’ to try to keep your attention span on track. There’s nothing new here. You’ve probably seen all…”

Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Tools & Wealth
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November 22, 2021
284

“This book is an attempt by Douglas Wilson to convey a ‘theology of work,’ and explain how any work is blessed and sacred. The book is promoted as more of a celebration of working slowly – plodding…”

The Power of Focus
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February 19, 2014
87

“Didn’t really care for this. I thought it was a book about personal focus, and specifically how to focus better on tasks. It…wasn’t. It was about self-awareness and mindfulness and systemic thinking,…”

The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
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April 22, 2019
108

“There’s nothing new here, and if you read a lot of productivity or self-improvement books, you won’t get much from it. But if you don’t, and you need to pick one, this would be a good one. The gimmick…”

Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results
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November 27, 2016
36

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Singletasking: Get More Done One Thing at a Time
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December 22, 2015
126

“This book was perhaps inspiring, but not much else. The author spends a lot of time explaining why multi-tasking is bad, which is fine, but I think we all know this. Did I learn anything practical…”

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
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April 13, 2015
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“Absolutely brilliant book that anyone in their 20s or who is just starting out their career should read. It lays waste to the idea that we need to ‘pursue our passion,’ and instead promotes the idea…”

What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 a Minutes Day
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August 10, 2014
129

“Solid, practical book full of tips to help you get work done. Of course, it’s up to you to implement this stuff, and this is where most people will fall down (which clearly isn’t the book’s fault)….”