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The Power of Less
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on 29 December 2015
Identify the essential & eliminate the rest. That is the central argument of Leo Babauta's book, yet I felt the book contradicted that.

I found it frustrating to read, because Leo Babauta writes very well on his blog (Zen Habits), yet the book has so much waffle that its message seemed to dissipate. At the beginning of chapter 3, the phrase "Choose the essential" (or "Essential") is used about 7-8 times in under 2 pages.

I had hoped for a sharp, concise & practical guide to Time Management, because so many other books I've bought have this heavy element of waffle. Frustratingly, this book joined that group, despite the author's clear ability (online blog) to do otherwise.

The best Time Management book I've read is Mind-Tool's "Make Time for Success", precisely because it contains zero waffle. However, that's a PDF you'll have to buy online.

In summary, I wouldn't recommend this book, but reviews are always personal opinions, so many people might (and clearly do) think otherwise.
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on 26 April 2018
I tried really hard with this book. It certainly lives up to its title in terms of it being quite one-dimensional and facile. I lost the will the live around p117 where Leo is prescribing choosing 4-6 activities for an evening routine; the first of which is ‘prepare dinner’, the second ‘eat dinner’. I suggest if you are looking for insight in how to find peace and calm in todays world you use the power of less to not buy this book.
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on 6 February 2016
I like Leo's work, but ironically this book could have been shorter as it gets to a stage two thirds in where you feel like it's retreading the same theme over again.

His golden rule about changing one thing at a time is essential though.
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on 7 October 2015
Very thin on ideas and concepts with lots of padding
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on 2 May 2016
Very interesting book which arrived in excellent condition & a must for anyone wanting to declutter both mind and possessions. Supplier gave a very good service also.
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on 5 September 2016
This book offers some key, simple bits of advice and tools or tactics for successfully simplifying your life. Gets a little samey towards the end but a useful tool nevertheless.
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on 17 February 2012
A useful reminder to keep things simple. Easy to read and digest. Nothing earth-shattering but very useful as a refresher course in mental de-cluttering.
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on 30 April 2013
Fantastic

Well written with lots of helpful advise and suggestions

Been recommending to to all my friends and clients who serious about their wellbeing
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on 22 June 2015
practical steps and explanations to taking control and making progress. Reducing our complex lifestyles where we are trying to get somewhere whilst taking on more each day, without any real plan. It all makes sense - requires the determination to stick to the guidelines
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on 1 September 2016
Found this book to be very helpful with organising my stuff. Has some really useful tips. Simple yet powerful. Highly motivational.
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