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Good message - could be a 10 page essay.

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Reviewed: 23-02-20

Summary of book:
Define an Objective (the What), itself doesn't need to be trivially measurable. It can be more aspirational and more subjective. then define measurable actions to acheive that goal - Key Results (to be attained). These are the Hows to the what. And do it preferably quarterly.

Good reminders - nothing profound

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Reviewed: 28-01-20

Good reminders of what makes a good learning strategy. Nothing very profound: work at it, practice, and test yourself.

Good, practical, but nothing new

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Reviewed: 20-01-20

These are good ideas, but they don't bring a lot new. For half a dozen years these points are being made. Newport himself made them popular before his *previous* book, Deep Work, came out. Whereas Deep Work was about re-using your time (from being a digital minimalist) to focus on work, this book is more open ended about what you do with extra time. Newport seems to have found a niche market and is repeating himself.

IF you have one, don't bother with the other.

people aren't transparent. (done)

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Reviewed: 17-01-20

Here's a summary of the book:
Human personal interaction is fraught with (systematic) misunderstandings, misjudgements and deciet - it's not 100% transparent or reliable.

That's the whole f'in book! And a bunch of meandering (sometimes moralising) stories to illustrate that point. If you want stories buy the book, if you want to learn or think about something, don't buy the book. That's it. I shall be returning it.

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Mostly banalities

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Reviewed: 10-08-18

If you're minimally informed about psychology there's isn't much in this book. I didn't find it interesting and I don't much recommend it.

very well balanced reading and translation

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Reviewed: 22-07-18

very well balanced reading and translation of the classic. great to have the chapter summaries at the start. I enjoyed it.

Nothing new

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Reviewed: 10-03-18

For those who've read about behavioural economics (BE) this book has almost nothing new.
Also the jokes are annoying.

For the ones who are looking for a intro to BE with an emphasis on the money aspect, it might work.

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Very good overview of the topic of language

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Reviewed: 17-09-17

I recommend this course. Very interesting and professional overview of the topic. Great Courses are typically shallow, this one is not.

Not about tools for thinking

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Reviewed: 27-08-17

This book is less about tools for thinking and more about Dennett's favourite topics and his thought experiments around it. It's not a book about thinking, it s book with thinking in it.

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Practical but self centered

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Reviewed: 27-08-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Good time thinking about the issues

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

the practical applications and suggestions

Did Deep Work inspire you to do anything?

Yes. There is a sense of resolve that makes the content applicable.

Any additional comments?

Worth a read.