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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Book By Greg McKeown (PDF-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Book By Greg McKeown
Have you ever found yourself too thin?

Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?

Are you busy often 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 Essentialist Path.

The essentialist path is not about doing more in less time. It's about doing only the right things. It is not a time management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline to discern what is absolutely essential and then eliminate all that is not so that we can make the greatest possible contribution to the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is essential, the disciplined search for less allows us to reclaim control of our own options over where to spend our precious time and energy, rather than giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not just one more thing: it is a completely new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn to do less, but better, in every area of ‚Äč‚Äčtheir lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

Book Details
Originally published: April 15, 2014
Genre: Self-help book

Book Review
Do you feel it too? That relentless pressure to try all the good things in life? Do all the "right" things? The reality is that you don't progress that way. Instead, you run the risk of stretching your efforts so little that you have no impact. Greg McKeown believes the answer lies in reducing life to the essential. He cannot tell you what is essential to each life, but he can help you find meaning in yours.

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About The Author of The Book Greg McKeown
Greg McKeown is a business writer, consultant, and researcher specializing in leadership, strategy design, collective intelligence, and human systems. He has authored or co-authored books, including the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (Harper Business, June 2010), and journal articles.

Originally from England, he is now an American citizen, living in Menlo Park, California. Greg holds a B.A. in Communications (with an emphasis in journalism) from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Stanford University.

The World Economic Forum inducted Greg into the Forum of Young Global Leaders.

Greg is currently CEO of THIS Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency headquartered in Silicon Valley. He has taught at companies that include Apple, Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, and VMware. Prior to this, Greg worked for Heidrick & Struggles' Global Leadership Practice assessing senior executives around the world. His work included a project for Mark Hurd (then CEO of Hewlett Packard) assessing the top 300 executives at HP.

Greg is an active Social Innovator and currently serves as a board member for the Washington D.C. policy group, Resolve, and as a mentor with 2Seeds, a non-profit incubator for agricultural projects in Africa. And he is a regular keynote speaker at non-profits groups including The Kauffman Fellows Program, St. Jude, and the Minnesota Community Education Association.