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Essentialism Audiobook

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload?

Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised?

Do you ever feel busy but not productive?

If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist.

In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less. Being an essentialist is about a disciplined way of thinking. It means challenging the core assumptions of "we can have it all" and "I have to do everything" and replacing them with the pursuit of "the right thing in the right way at the right time".

By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter.

Using the experience and insight of working with the leaders of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world, McKeown shows you how to put Essentialism into practice in your own life, so you, too, can achieve something great.

©2015 Greg McKeown (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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    Wayne Hutton 03/01/2016
    Wayne Hutton 03/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "I don't usually write reviews."

    This book probably made me feel more guilt than anything. After so many years in business, working for myself, I have realised where I have gone wrong. Trying to please too many people and reducing the quality of myself to the ones I care most about. The pursute of 'less but better' at home and work will be my goal. Wasting time and effort on meaningless things and time-wasting people or meetings will now stop and quality time with my family, by reducing the nonsense we convince ourselves we need in our working environment will now become my main driver. Thank you Greg.

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    Aren 20/10/2016
    Aren 20/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book if you can action it"

    It's important that this isn't a book you read nod your head in agreement too and then simply continue with life ignoring it's wonderful tips.

    A great book and something I'll certainly read again.

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    Jordan Georgiev United Kingdom 17/10/2016
    Jordan Georgiev United Kingdom 17/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a bad book"

    The book does have an interesting narrative. The overall idea is simple, achievable and useful.

    On the other hand - this book is a hammer and most of the best literature on the subject is all nails. I've heard most of the common ideas with an "essentialist" attached to them.

    Also there is a lot of introduction and a lot of "an essentialist does X". The really useful material is pretty humble.

    Overall, this book is good for self-development "beginners" since they'll be learning the most. It would be amazing for them to read the original works mentioned, but this is a good starting point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Halimah 13/10/2016
    Halimah 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "First audio book I've finished since joining :)"

    Love this book, simple to follow. Case studies were very helpful. Worth the daily habit! I will no doubt listen again and again. First book I have finished and felt was worth the money!

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    Syphon 05/10/2016
    Syphon 05/10/2016
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    "Inspiring stuff"

    Highly recommended to anyone in all walks of life. Going to pick up a physical copy too.

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    A Najak Bolton 02/10/2016
    A Najak Bolton 02/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "must read"

    absolutely essential book to read has changed the way I think and look at life

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    Henna 26/09/2016
    Henna 26/09/2016 Member Since 2015

    Orpington, United Kingdom As a reader prefer being moved over being entertained.

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    "Doing less but better"

    This is truly a must-listen for those who want to gain control of their lives.

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    Sunlight and Shadows 21/09/2016

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    "One of the smartest books Ever!"

    I always like a book that is read by the author - it gives an even greater insight to the knowledge they are sharing.
    There are so many highlights within this book that I could share - however I couldn't do it justice. If you want a guide to working smart where you are given deep insights to the psychology why in a way that isnt preaching - but is real - then this is the book for you.
    Im about to listen to it again as there were so many 'nuggets' within the pages.

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    bhartendu 18/09/2016
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    "Life changing learnings"

    I just loved it. moment when he explains tht we are busy making everyone out there happy is messing our own life's . Family is uttermost priority😊. excellent narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    They Esli 28/05/2016
    They Esli 28/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book, just good!"

    Easy to grasp, makes me want to start practicing the lessons learned immediately.

    Nothing new is really taught but what is taught is taught so clearly. Basically identify the main thing and do it.

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    "Game-changer!"

    This is one of the few books I think I need to read several times...a really important contribution for perhaps the most insidious ememieswe face in a post-modern era.

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  • Jeffrey
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    "What a life changer"

    Definitely a book I need to and want to listen to again.
    Thanks Greg for the inspiration and the time you spend on researching for this book.
    Greg narrates this book and it is a very pleasant and easy listening experience.

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    19/08/16
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    "Medicine for my own mind."

    An inspirational read that was a pleasure to listen to. The book covered a basic concept that was well explained and illustrated with some useful examples from the author's own life and those of others. A book I personally needed to read and am happy to recommend to those who may also not have shown clarity in there life's actions.

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  • David Leytón Zúñiga
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    "Good could have been shorter."

    Nothing revolutionary, but great message overall. Feel the last part of the book was too much of a filler, taking away the essential message of the first part. Good introductory content nonetheless

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  • Caesar
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    "New Perspective"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Essentialism to be better than the print version?

    The author spoke well and brought to live the many examples he had in the book through narration.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    His sincerity about the subject that is brought through his tone of delivery.


    What does Greg McKeown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Realism of the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. This book is meant to place you at peace.


    Any additional comments?

    An enlightening read.

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