- Release Date: 2015-10-08
- Genre: Study Aids
Essentialism Instaread Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Essentialism by Greg McKeown | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation with multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals because they are afraid of refusing any request…
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By Rusty M.459
With a subtitle like The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, the author knows that most of us readers are going to be challenged when reading this book. Are you a person that frequently multi-tasks? Do you have a problem focusing on the true goal, instead finding yourself saying "yes" to projects you shouldn't? In this Instaread summary (think DETAILED review) the reader is given a good overview of what the original book Essentialism by Greg McKeown is about and clues on how to become an Essentialist. There are 12 Key Takeaways i.e. points in this summary which is more than normal for an Instaread summary. Each one is discussed in greater depth over approximately 2 pages. Here are a couple to whet your appetite:
Modern world is dark.
The modern world’s focus on multi-tasking and a near obsession with getting more done with less has led many people to lead lives of frustration and lack of meaningful achievement. Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, advises a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on the things that are truly important. To individuals and leaders of teams and organizations, McKeown offers some sage advice; have a clear focus on the things that really matter so that you can know when goals are reached, have clearly defined roles, and learn when to say NO or to stop pursuing things that do not contribute to your ultimate goal.
Instaread’s Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less gives an in-depth summary of the book that is useful in itself. Each chapter is analyzed, with brief descriptions of the author’s main points. After reading this summary, a reader will have a good idea of the content and importance of the work being reviewed, and confidence that this is an unbiased opinion; given that Instaread reviews are not commissioned or authorized by the author or publisher of a work. In a busy world, where we’re often required to attempt multitasking, finding ourselves short of an unrenewable resource—time—having a tool like this is fantastic.
It's worth the 5.
At first I was going to give this book 4 stars because it was harder for me to get through than others. But then, I realized, this book is actually a fantastic book that presents a thought that we all need to entertain. Being fully there in the moment. He talks a lot about eliminating that may distract from your main goal. Focus on the things that will help you accomplish the what you set out to do. Take time to evaluate the process, and eliminate whatever you can so that you can focus more energy on the goal and accomplish the goal faster. I really think this would be a great book for people in the manager positions. Especially the fact that it is a summary, they can read it quickly and start putting things into action. This would help them get a good idea on how to successfully run their team. Even as a stay at home mom, I took away many ideas on how I an eliminate distractions and create a productive routine. I definitely like this book, and I do truly feel it deserves 5 stars.
Essentialism is one of those life changing books. Highly recommended. Absolutely loved it! I have read both the original and this summary guide. I got more out of the summary guide. Great breakdown on key people as well as an analysis of key concepts. The guide covers all the important information, removing all the fluff and extra. If you are interested in Essentialism grab this book. Highly recommended!