productivity

deep work summary

Deep Work

by Cal Newport
Deep Work is about focusing deeply so you can thrive in your professional career. Cal Newport says reducing distractions and increasing our ability to concentrate will allow us to learn new skills faster and produce higher quality work.
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the 4-hour workweek summary

The 4-Hour Workweek

by Tim Ferriss
The 4-Hour Workweek is about escaping the default 9-5 rat race and designing your ideal lifestyle. Tim Ferriss says we can improve our productivity by eliminating, automating and outsourcing the work we don't enjoy. He also shows how to build a passive income business to fully liberate our time.
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the war of art summary

The War of Art

by Steven Pressfield
The War of Art aims to help creative people overcome procrastination, distraction and paralysis. Steven Pressfield says we all have a devious enemy inside us named Resistance that sabotages our dreams. It is the source of our fear, self-doubt, excuses, bad habits and more.
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atomic habits

Atomic Habits

by James Clear
Atomic Habits is a guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones. James Clear says all our habits follow a 4-Step Habit Loop which includes: cue, craving, response and reward. He explains practical techniques to "hack" each step so we can achieve lasting personal change.
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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

by Scott Adams
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big is about the hilarious wisdom and many business failures of Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. He shares pragmatic strategies for increasing our odds of success—by using systems over goals, building a talent stack and repeating (mysteriously powerful) affirmations.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the most popular self help books ever, selling 25 million copies. Stephen Covey explains 7 principles for becoming more effective in our personal and professional lives. These include taking responsibility, acting with long-term perspective and building mutually beneficial relationships.
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Getting Things Done

by David Allen
Getting Things Done is a system to help us be more organized and productive. It basically turned into a popular movement during the early 2000's. David Allen says we can feel in control of our busy work lives, simply by learning to manage our daily tasks effectively.
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