Self Help books that dovetail with Getting Things Done

A Listmania! list by Cheese Steak Jimmy
 
Switch: How to change things when change is hard
1.  Switch: How to change things when change is hard by Chip Heath
The list author says:
  "Indirectly provides evidence for the 'Next Action' mantra"
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How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
2.  How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport
The list author says:
  "Cal Newport provides a modified GTD system for students on his website; this is also a good resource."
£8.47   Used & New from: £3.54
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School
3.  Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School by John Medina
The list author says:
  "Easy to read, and interesting; a Neuroscientist's look at how our biology affects our behaviour"
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The Decisive Moment: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind
4.  The Decisive Moment: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind by Jonah Lehrer
The list author says:
  "Covers similar ground to Sway, but from a neuroscientists perspective; again, good for understanding how neurology shapes our behaviour"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behaviour
5.  Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behaviour by Ori Brafman
The list author says:
  "Sway looks at the irrationality of human behaviour, but bridges the gap between social psychology and business. Quite similar to The Decisive Moment."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness
6.  Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H Thaler
The list author says:
  "Thaler and Sunstein are the grandaddies of looking at the irrationality of human behaviour, although this book is more political manifesto than self help manual"
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.39
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
7.  Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin
The list author says:
  "Great for people interested in looking at what makes great performers excel more than other people; a good companion piece to Outliers, but with a less journalistic, more research-based style."
£10.39   Used & New from: £6.12
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Outliers: The Story of Success
8.  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Not a self-help book per se- Gladwell's mandate is more to tell a gripping non-fiction yarn, but this is a very good book that has some very interesting anecdotes on education in inner-city areas."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot
9.  59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot by Richard Wiseman
The list author says:
  "Purportedly based on 'hard evidence', Professor Wiseman's book aims to provide self-help tools that are rooted in mainstream psychological research. Interesting and quirky."
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Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done
10.  Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done by Oliver Burkeman
The list author says:
  "Be warned: Oliver Burkeman is about as 'no bullsh*t' as they get, and takes no prisoners in his assessment of self-help gurus. Even if I don't agree with him on everything, his honesty is fresh"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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I Will Teach You to be Rich: No Guilt, No Excuses - Just a 6-week Programme That Works
11.  I Will Teach You to be Rich: No Guilt, No Excuses - Just a 6-week Programme That Works by Ramit Sethi
The list author says:
  "Ignore the snake-oil salesman cover; a great book with loads of hands on, action specific suggestions for getting your finances in order. Sethi runs a great website too, comparable to Martin Lewis..."
£10.28   Used & New from: £7.96
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genes, Talent and Intelligence is Wrong
12.  The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genes, Talent and Intelligence is Wrong by David Shenk
The list author says:
  "A good book that focusses more on personal excellence than corporate excellence- be warned though- half the book is taken up by notes and references!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right
13.  The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
The list author says:
  "In a move that mirrors David Allen encouraging us to clear the psychic junk from our heads, Gawande makes a startling case for the 'checklist' as a revolutionary measure..."
£6.29   Used & New from: £3.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)
14.  How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out) by Cal Newport
The list author says:
  "A book I wish I had during High School: Newport's thesis is that it is better to do few things well than lots of things averagely, which may seem self-evident, but is easily forgotten"
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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
15.  Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
The list author says:
  "Gawande has numerous anecdotes about how small changes can reap large results..."
£6.99   Used & New from: £4.10
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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