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Book Review: “The One Thing” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

October 9, 2014

oneRecently read “The One Thing” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. These award-winning authors have crowned their six collaborative work together. Their publishing schedule is about every two years.

It is definitely recommended to gather valuable perspective on your endeavors. The premise is a shift in effort to identify and execute the one thing that will bring the highest ROI.

The approach is a remarkable one and worthy of challenging one’s beliefs and perspective about the work to which one is engaged. It does this by showing that is not amount of effort we put forth, but the type that impacts success; and beyond that evaluating, selecting and implementing the most effective choice. It is organized in four parts. An introduction to the overall concepts in three parts and then three chapters begins the book. After come segmented detail of challenges, approach and expected results.

Throughout there are rudimentary drawings that service the K.I.S.S model and accompany the text perfectly. The typeface is unremarkable. It’s one of the few books I’ve read in digital format.

Time is the catalyst for learning and discerning what is of import and greatest value to one’s chosen work. For example, selecting an accomplishment of importance for the coming year, and drilling down to this coming week. Another is identifying the results, not based on importance, but upon completion, how many other parts of the process would be pulled along with it. I found the book to be inspiring and different that most.

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