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Great central argument, but spoiled by waffle.
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.