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Verk av Greg Mckeown

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1977
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So much great information, I just know I'm going to have to read it again sometime down the road. A lot to process, a lot to ingest, and a lot to grow from. I saw some features in myself which pleased me, and some which I consciously need to work on. This is a must read for anybody who wants to improve themselves in anyway whatsoever. The principles you read here can be applied to everything in life.
 
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teejayhanton | 48 andra recensioner | Mar 22, 2024 |
The first half of this book was actually really good, and I ended up taking a lot of notes on how to better prioritize my goals, work, and planning, as well as living a more productive life. However, the second half became much more of just a collection of business analogies that seemed a bit repetitive and not as helpful as the beginning. It ended up dragging the book down and just didn’t seem as solid as it could have been. But again, definitely some good advice in the beginning, especially if you’re looking to cut out unnecessary distractions and trivial matters in your life!… (mer)
 
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deborahee | 48 andra recensioner | Feb 23, 2024 |
I checked this out at the library because it was mentioned by literacy expert Pernille Ripp as a book that changed her outlook on life. I recently read [b:Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals|54785515|Four Thousand Weeks Time Management for Mortals|Oliver Burkeman|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1627425434l/54785515._SY75_.jpg|85465206] and liked it a lot so I thought reading more on the topic of doing less would help me commit to a less harried lifestyle.

I was surprised to find a book targeted mainly at busy business people. Most of the examples are about wealthy CEOs like Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, the usual suspects. But I don't find anecdotal success stories very compelling (particularly after reading [b:Outliers: The Story of Success|3228917|Outliers The Story of Success|Malcolm Gladwell|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1344266315l/3228917._SX50_.jpg|3364437]).

One part made me laugh out loud -- he's talking about reading something classic and important every morning and then he gives some examples and the list is like Zen Buddhism, Confucious, the Torah, the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, the Quran, and the Book of Mormon. I was like, one of these things is not like other. Then I saw that he went to Bringham Young and I was like of course he's LDS. The vibe of the book is very wholesome privileged white male who believes in the gospel of prosperity.

If you're busy because you serve on too many boards of trustees, this might be the book for you. If you are busy because you have a normal job, don't have a stay-at-home spouse taking care of all things domestic, have to take care of your aging parents, and get guilted into volunteering to keep the school PTA afloat, I'm not sure if this is all that helpful.
… (mer)
 
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LibrarianDest | 48 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |

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