We live in a culture obsessed with personal productivity.
Productive work is a marathon, with bursts of speed from time to time. Today we encourage you to look at the topic from a different perspective: it’s not a matter of time management, it’s rather a matter of time expansion.
Here we recommend some books with a new and fresh perspective on efficiency, productivity and time management for insatiably curious mangers.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Time is your most valuable capital – this is what you can learn from Timothy Ferriss. Books like this are an interesting checkpoint – after reading them, we begin to wonder if we devote our attention to the right people and activities. In accordance with the Pareto Principle, do we deal with that 20 % that generates 80% of “profit”? Think about what this “profit” means to you and continue generating it.
Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
What makes a good life? Is it money? An important job? The amount of free time? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes our obsessive focus on such measures has led us astray. Work fills our days with anxiety and pressure so that during our free time, we tend to live in boredom, watching TV or absorbed by our phones.
What are we missing? To answer this question, Csikszentmihalyi studied thousands of people, and he found the key. The greatest value of this book is the concept of the hidden power of complete engagement – a psychological state the author calls: the flow. How to find it and use it personally – so that what we devote our time to gives us a sense of deep meaning? We encourage you to find your flow.
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