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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 2 million copies sold!

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving-every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, ... Read more about Atomic Habits

Imagine two people resisting a cigarette. When offered a smoke, the first person says, “No thanks. I’m trying to quit.” It sounds like a reasonable response, but this person still believes they are a ...
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What do readers say about Deep Work?

a productivity manual very approachable prose

Master one of our economy's most rare skills and achieve groundbreaking results with this "exciting" book (Daniel H. Pink) from an "exceptional" author (New York Times Book Review).

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitiv... Read more about Deep Work

Why have Silver, Hansson, and Doerr done so well? There are two types of answers to this question. The first are micro in scope and focus on the personality traits and tactics that helped drive this t...
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What do readers say about Getting Things Done?

simple approach to productivity very clear and detailed

Since it was first published more than fifteen years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. "GTD" is now shorthand for an entire way of ... Read more about Getting Things Done

IT’S POSSIBLE FORa person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control. That’s a great way to live and work,...
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What do readers say about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

sharpen the saw the eight habit

*New York Times bestseller-over 40 million copies sold*

*The #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century*

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they ... Read more about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

In more than 25 years of working with people in business, university, and marriage and family settings, I have come in contact with many individuals who have achieved an incredible degree of outward s...
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What do readers say about Eat That Frog!?

principles of time management dave ramsay's money makeover

It's time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! After all, successful people don't try to do everything. They focus on their most important tasks and get those done. They eat their frogs.

There's an old saying that if the... Read more about Eat That Frog!

Before you can determine your “frog” and get on with the job of eating it, you have to decide exactly what you want to achieve in each area of your life. Clarity is perhaps the most important concept ...
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What do readers say about Digital Minimalism?

social media addiction they are highly skimmable

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller

"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value ... Read more about Digital Minimalism

I remember when I first encountered Facebook: It was the spring of 2004; I was a senior in college and began to notice an increasing number of my friends talk about a website called thefacebook.com. T...
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What do readers say about Start Finishing?

putting structure to our dreams without killing them in detail

Awards for Start Finishing:

Publishers Weekly Fall 2019 Top 10 Business and Economics Books

Book Authority Best New Book in (the categories of) Time Management, Success, Productivity, and Goal Setting

Kirkus Reviews Top Indie Book... Read more about Start Finishing

The reason I’m guiding you to finish rather than start is because I’m near certain that you’ve already started quite a few things. Somewhere along the way, in physical, mental, and digital drawers, th...
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What do readers say about The Effective Executive?

clean, assertive prose lots of important points

What makes an effective executive?

For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential pos... Read more about The Effective Executive

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What do readers say about The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck?

provocative and compelling funny, unique approach

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 6 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier p... Read more about The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Charles Bukowski was an alcoholic, a womanizer, a chronic gambler, a lout, a cheapskate, a deadbeat, and on his worst days, a poet. He’s probably the last person on earth you would ever look to for li...
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What do readers say about The Productivity Project?

time management and motivation verging on slang

A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives.

Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream-to spend a year performin... Read more about The Productivity Project

Before each chapter, I’ve included a takeaway of what you’ll get out of it, so you can prime your mind for what’s to come. I’ve also included an estimate of how long it will take you to read each chap...
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