Why is it that some people have success very quickly, early on, and then crash and burn? Why do some start out rough and then climb quickly? And why the heck are some fortunate or skilled enough to go fast early and then continue to succeed over the long term? Most importantly, of the small percentage of folks who have success early and can sustain it, why are some miserable and some report being completely happy and fulfilled?
The definitive guide to getting the right things done. First off, this book may seem like an old school management manifesto at first glance. Trust me, it is not. Do you make decisions? Do you manage your time? Do you want to be more productive? Do you want to do the right things and not waste time doing the wrong things? Do you ever make decisions that impact more than just you? Anyone who wants to become more efficient personally or professionally should give this a read.
Rules for focused success in a distracted world. And these are absolutely rules you should know and understand. Newport does a phenomenal job painting a picture with research behind why we’re distracted, the negative impacts of technology, social media and constant information stimulus, and talks about the importance of uninterrupted blocks of time for doing valuable, meaningful work.