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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
de Greg Mckeown
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Took a long time to get to the point. I found myself frustrated, waiting for the author to quit the stories and get on with the meat of the information.
As someone who tries to do all of the things, I found myself taking notes during this one. I have a hard time saying no, and I’m grateful for the advice of how to focus and decide what’s really important instead of saying yes to everyone. I found this one helpful for both my personal and professional life.
“If I didn’t already own this how much would I spend to buy it?”
“Multitasking is not the enemy of essentialism, pretending we can multifocus is.”
I agree with his basic premise (though he does restate some stuff that is pretty old news, scientifically).
However, I am coming to the conclusion that the people who write these books are on a different social/economic level than most of the population. 90% of the time I can't walk up to my boss and say no. He really doesn't care/want to respect me. Most people are pretty similar. I guess that is where Simon Sinek really resonates with me. He addresses people who can probably solve the problem.
Maybe in 10 years I'll be at that point. Today, though, I'm not.
Manufacturing a few more hours in the day has been ruled out, so when things get busy it's time to say no, or to stop doing things and see if anyone notices. Labor-saving devices are largely ignored by this middle-management confection, which argues that most labor is too trivial to pursue-or at least its value is untested, as in overbuilt software. Managers know much of this, but may still benefit from the chance to contemplate the time and money freed up by skimming all the nice-to-haves from their next project.
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the "Way of the Essentialist." The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting "only the right things" done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a "systematic discipline" for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it's a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn who to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)153.8Philosophy and Psychology Psychology Cognition And Memory Decision Making And Persuasion
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Some might say that there is nothing new in this book, and in one sense, they will be right. Most “self-help” books focus on finding the good and amplifying it as much as possible. This book does the same. Yet its examples are very interesting and fit more with contemporary life than many of the more classic works. Indeed, McKeown cites many of the classics along with modern scientific examples.
McKeown is a business writer who seeks to better the lives of modern workers. He also seems to genuinely care for his family and uses this philosophy to carve out a healthy space for them. He’s from the UK and holds an MBA from Stanford. The book itself seems to coalesce with his course taught at Stanford. His message especially tries to help executives and executive teams work better together by focusing on less instead of more.
This book has made an obvious impact on the business community, but that should not limit it. McKeown’s take borders on behavioral psychology and philosophy. Researchers who try to carve out a specialist’s niche will find this book relevant. The focus is more about getting the most out of life and work instead of how to benefit the bottom line. Because of this, even religious readers might find some benefit from reading this book. Thus, a wide variety of audiences can be engaged. In many ways, this book embodies McKeown’s philosophy: By focusing on less (i.e., the essence), it reaches a broader audience than it could by doing more. By my reading, it does its job with excellence. ( )