W. Reilly

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The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More &hellip by Richard Koch
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I'm afraid I found this book a waste of money. The author gets what he wants to say said in the first sections and then rehashes it for the slow learner, over and over and over.

Here is the book summary. The Pareto principle: 80 percent of the good effects you see from your work come from 20 percent of the effort. Conversely 80 percent of the bad effects come from 20 percent of the problems. Thus eliminate your top 20 percent of problems and you reduce your bad effects by 80 percent. Then increase your ability in the top 20 most productive areas and you are laughing there as well.

So you see by expending 80 percent less effort in reading this review and deciding not to… Read more
Liberation in Our Hands: Ultimate Goals Pt. 3 (Cla&hellip by Pabongka Rinpoche
Pabongka Rinpoche was perhaps one of the greatest teachers of Tibetan Buddhism ever. His style is very personal and always backed up by both his own spiritual attainments and his depth of knowledge of scripture. His own student Trijang Rinpoche went on to become the tutor to the current Dalai Lama.

So if you want access to true teachings here they are. Although I recommend you start with Liberation part 1 and 2 as they are all part of this one great teaching.
ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried
I read this book after trying software by the company behind the book. They give some great advice based on their experience. They don't say this is the only way. Just that it has been the right way for them. And that they believe could be the right way for many companies.

It really is a step by step guide to how they do business. As a customer of 37signals I can assure you they run their business well. I am especially a fan of the hollywood launch.

Buy the book and if you are starting up you may as well use their software too.

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