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Essentialism : the disciplined pursuit of less

Author: Greg McKeown
Publisher: [London] : Virgin Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg McKeown
ISBN: 9780753555163 0753555166
OCLC Number: 869792916
Description: 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Essence. The essentialist --
Choose: the invincible power of choice --
Discern: the unimportance of practically everything --
Trade-off: Which problem do I want? --
Part II: Explore. Escape: the perks of being unavailable --
Look: see what really matters --
Play: embrace the wisdom of your inner child --
Sleep: protect the asset --
Select: the power of extreme criteria --
Part III: Eliminate. Clarify: one decision that makes a thousand --
Dare: the power of a graceful "no" --
Uncommit: win big by cutting your losses --
Edit: the invisible art --
Limit: the freedom of setting boundaries --
Part IV: Execute. Buffer: the unfair advantage --
Subtract: bring forth more by removing obstacles --
Progress: the power of small wins --
Flow: the genius of routine --
Focus: What's important now? --
Be: the essentialist life --
Appendix: Leadership essentials.
Responsibility: Greg McKeown.


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