[Book Notes] Essentialism

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown has been on my radar for sometime now. It’s only a little more than 250 pages so I gave it a try. It was a good book to rethink about my priorities and sort out vital few from trivial many. The thesis of the book, as the title suggests, is to… Read more

I’ve set my goal of reading one book a week for 2014, and Cal Newport’s “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” was in my reading list. The premise of the book is that, “Follow your passion” is bad advice. Instead, you should focus on developing rare and valuable skills, and passion will follow after you’ve… Read more

[Book Notes] Rework

A tech company has no office, no meetings, and focuses on simplification instead of expansion. 37signals is a small tech company that has become hugely successful with its web app products. The founders share how they ran their business in a collection of essays, Rework.

This book contains nuggets of wisdom about productivity and running a business. I love how their writing cuts to the chase and helps me focus on essentials.