Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Hardcover ISBN: 0525536515
A Georgetown University computer scientist outlines a minimalist approach to technology involving a radical reduction of personal online time as part of a healthy lifestyle choice to render technology the tools of humans, not the other way around.
A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit and When to Stick
Hardcover ISBN: 1591841666
Describes when to support and when to fight corporate systems, explaining how to recognize and drop defunct practices to protect profits, job security, and professional satisfaction.
In Praise Of Slowness
Challenging The Cult Of Speed
Paperback ISBN: 0060750510
Analyzes and challenges human history's cultures of speed and efficiency, identifying the benefits of a slower-paced lifestyle while noting time-defying practices of thirteenth-century Benedictine monks, during the Industrial Revolution, in the modern world, and more. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Paperback ISBN: 0735210632
Instant New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller Instant Washington Post Bestseller "Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --The Wall Street Journal Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
How to Break Up With Your Phone
Paperback ISBN: 039958112x
A science journalist describes the negative effects that constant connectivity has on human brains, bodies and relationships and encourages readers to identify goals and priorities in their lives and become more mindful of how they use their phones. Original.
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Hardcover ISBN: 0804137382
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
The Efficiency Paradox
What Big Data Can't Do
Paperback ISBN: 1400034884
A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity. Algorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revolutions is the idea that we can improve the processes and routines of our work and personal lives to get more done in less time than we ever have before. There is no doubt that we're performing at higher levels and moving at unprecedented speed, but what if we're headed in the wrong direction? Melding the long-term history of technology with the latest headlines and findings of computer science and social science, The Efficiency Paradox questions our ingrained assumptions about efficiency, persuasively showing how relying on the algorithms of digital platforms can in fact lead to wasted efforts, missed opportunities, and, above all, an inability to break out of established patterns. Edward Tenner offers a smarter way of thinking about efficiency, revealing what we and our institutions, when equipped with an astute combination of artificial intelligence and trained intuition, can learn from the random and unexpected.
The End of Procrastination
How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life
Paperback ISBN: 1250308054
Synthesizes more than 100 scientific studies in a brain-oriented program for overcoming procrastination that explains why it happens and how to implement eight specific motivational tools for better time management and productivity. Original.
More Sales, Less Time
Surprisingly Simple Strategies for Today's Crazy-Busy Sellers
Hardcover ISBN: 1591847265
An acclaimed sales consultant, strategist and the author of SNAP Selling provides a uniquely tailored system of researched-based strategies to help busy and overwhelmed salespeople better manage their time and become more productive.