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Author: Greg McKeown Narrator: Greg McKeown Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780804165303

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.   “A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked.”—Adam Grant   Have you ever: • found yourself stretched too thin? • simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized? • felt busy but not productive? • felt like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?   If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.    Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.   By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy—instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.   Essentialism is not one more thing—it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

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  • “Do you feel it, too? That relentless pressure to sample all the good things in life? To do all the ‘right’ things? The reality is, you don’t make progress that way. Instead, you’re in danger of spreading your efforts so thin that you make no impact at all. Greg McKeown believes the answer lies in paring life down to its essentials. He can’t tell you what’s essential to every life, but he can help you find the meaning in yours.”

    - Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive
  • “Greg McKeown’s excellent new book is a much needed antidote to the stress, burnout, and compulsion to ‘do everything,’ that infects us all. It is an essential read for anyone who wants to regain control of their health, well-being, and happiness.”

    - Arianna Huffington, New York times bestselling author
  • “Get a competitive jump on the new year with….essentialism… Learn how to identify the right things, focus on getting them done, and forget the rest. In other words, ‘do less, but better.’”

    - Forbes
  • “In this likeable and astute treatise on the art of doing less in order to do better…McKeown makes the content fresh and the solutions easy to implement. Following his lucid and smart directions will help readers fine ‘the way of the essentialist.’”

    - Success magazine
  • “In this genuine-sounding personal effectiveness audio, Greg McKeown’s narration is compassionate, almost meditative, and a good fit for the slowly building thoughtfulness of his excellent book. Born in London and blessed with a pleasing voice, he has a calm confidence that makes it easy to slow down and absorb the large and small ideas he offers. McKeown says that, once we reclaim the choices we have about our lives, we can become better at doing what’s essential by eliminating irrelevant noise, accepting the reality of trade-offs, being explicit and rigorous about our priorities, and adopting behavioral routines. None of these ideas are new, but McKeown’s quiet delivery allows for their absorption and makes this an audio lesson that lingers in the heart and spurs lasting change.”

    - AudioFile

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About the Author

Greg McKeown writes and speaks around the world on the importance of living and leading as an Essentialist. He writes a regular blog for Harvard Business Review as well as for LinkedIn's Influencer group. He is coauthor of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Multipliers. He has run workshops, consulted, and spoken at companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and several major nonprofits. He teaches at Stanford University and serves as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. He holds an MBA from Stanford University.