Thursday, September 09, 2021

Essentialism - Greg McKeown


This book is an invitation to simplify. Greg McKeown outlines three principles that get underneath the tactics of time management: explore, eliminate, and execute. Essentialism is developing our self-awareness and clarity to allow us the disciplined pursuit of less. Using personal stories (the author shares how he interrupted the birth of his child to deal with a client - something had to change) and clear summaries ('Non-Essentialist' and 'Essentialist' approaches are bulleted in each section) each point is carefully made. It is a book that is lean and quickly-read - but also more easily-implemented than most in this genre.