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Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload?
Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised?
Do you ever feel busy but not productive?
If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist.
In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, tells you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less. Being an essentialist is about a disciplined way of thinking. It means challenging the core assumptions of "we can have it all" and "I have to do everything" and replacing them with the pursuit of "the right thing in the right way at the right time".
By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter.
Using the experience and insight of working with the leaders of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world, McKeown narrates and tells you how to put Essentialism into practice in your own life, so you, too, can achieve something great.
© Greg McKeown 2014 (P) Penguin Audio 2015
Longer than it needs to be
A good point, made over and over again.
100 Ways to say Less is more.
Do Not buy.
This is not a Financial Self Help Book.
Best way to describe this book: The less is more Manifesto. (100 Ways to say less is more).
This is a well marketed book. It was one of the top on my financial reading list.
I was quite excited about it...
As you go through the book you start to pick up on the Socialist/Marxist undertones. Eventually he mentions he has been working with ‘the world economic forum’..
For this reason I would suggest not buying. Not to mention the lack of practicality in his general idea. I would at least look into the work of ‘the world economic forum’ beforehand. You may become quite repulsed.
I don’t know and I question the accomplishments of the author... They weren’t made startlingly clear in the book.
But the overall message of the book is only do “what is essential” and make this “the new normal” Maybe terms a little too familiar
Please don’t buy this book.