I have read many productivity books over the years. These are books that aim to improve your personal productivity. They aim to help you get more done in less time. Among them, I have some favorites. There are many other books on productivity, of course, but these are the ones that you should read if you want to read just a few of them. Without further ado, here the five best productivity books to read.
I recently read two things that gave me the idea for this post. The first one is a summary of Disrupt Yourself by Whitney L. Johnson. The second one is the autobiography of Ray Kroc, the man who built McDonald’s. Both of them taught me an important lesson: To move to the next level in life, you may need to disrupt yourself.
How do you feel about failure? If you are like most people, failure makes you uncomfortable. It’s something you want to stay away from. The fact is: fear of failure is a common type of fear that many people have. I wish I could say that I’m immune to it, but I’m not. Looking back, I can see that I was afraid of failing. I have made progress, but I’m still working on it now. What should we do then? How can we overcome our fear of failure?
I’m a curious person with a wide range of interests. I’m interested in computer programming, writing, personal development, and business. I’m also interested in a few other fields that I haven’t mentioned. A question that often arises in my mind is this: how should I manage these different interests? I recently found an answer by reading a summary of The Da Vinci Curse. The goal of the book is to help those who have many interests but can’t determine which ones to focus on. It includes a framework to help them manage their interests and the corresponding opportunities.
Do you want to become more productive? There are many methods and tools you can use for that. Some of them, however, are pretty complicated and take time to apply. But what if you want to become more productive today, not tomorrow or next week? Then you need something that’s simple and practical – something that you can apply right away. Here are nine practical ways to become more productive today.
I recently listened to an excellent podcast episode from NPR. It’s about how Instagram was built. The story is remarkable. The founders of Instagram – Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger – launched the app in October 2010. In April 2012 – just one and a half years later – the service was acquired by Facebook for 1 billion dollars! How could someone make a billion dollars in just a year and a half? It’s amazing. I learned some success lessons from the story, and I’d like to share them with you. Here they are: