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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 2 million copies sold!

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving-every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, ... More details on Atomic Habits

Imagine two people resisting a cigarette. When offered a smoke, the first person says, “No thanks. I’m trying to quit.” It sounds like a reasonable response, but this person still believes they are a ...
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Master one of our economy's most rare skills and achieve groundbreaking results with this "exciting" book (Daniel H. Pink) from an "exceptional" author (New York Times Book Review).

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitiv... More details on Deep Work

Why have Silver, Hansson, and Doerr done so well? There are two types of answers to this question. The first are micro in scope and focus on the personality traits and tactics that helped drive this t...
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Since it was first published more than fifteen years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. "GTD" is now shorthand for an entire way of ... More details on Getting Things Done

IT’S POSSIBLE FORa person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control. That’s a great way to live and work,...
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What do readers say about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

sharpen the saw the eight habit repetitive, trite and sanctimonious a highly recommended read

*New York Times bestseller-over 40 million copies sold*

*The #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century*

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they ... More details on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

In more than 25 years of working with people in business, university, and marriage and family settings, I have come in contact with many individuals who have achieved an incredible degree of outward s...
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It's time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! After all, successful people don't try to do everything. They focus on their most important tasks and get those done. They eat their frogs.

There's an old saying that if the... More details on Eat That Frog!

Before you can determine your “frog” and get on with the job of eating it, you have to decide exactly what you want to achieve in each area of your life. Clarity is perhaps the most important concept ...
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller

"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value ... More details on Digital Minimalism

I remember when I first encountered Facebook: It was the spring of 2004; I was a senior in college and began to notice an increasing number of my friends talk about a website called thefacebook.com. T...
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What do readers say about Start Finishing?

putting structure to our dreams without killing them in detail

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Publishers Weekly Fall 2019 Top 10 Business and Economics Books

Book Authority Best New Book in (the categories of) Time Management, Success, Productivity, and Goal Setting

Kirkus Reviews Top Indie Book... More details on Start Finishing

The reason I’m guiding you to finish rather than start is because I’m near certain that you’ve already started quite a few things. Somewhere along the way, in physical, mental, and digital drawers, th...
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What makes an effective executive?

For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential pos... More details on The Effective Executive

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A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives.

Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream-to spend a year performin... More details on The Productivity Project

Before each chapter, I’ve included a takeaway of what you’ll get out of it, so you can prime your mind for what’s to come. I’ve also included an estimate of how long it will take you to read each chap...
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There are 168 hours in a week. This book is about where the time really goes, and how we can all use it better. It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time.

With the rise of two-income families, extreme jobs, and 24/7 connectiv... More details on 168 Hours

Like many busy people, I live by my to-do list. Sometimes it’s scratched on my church bulletin (the “silent confession” part of the service includes an apology for not paying attention). Sometimes it’...
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