Productivity

8/10
By Timothy A. Pychyl
In Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, Timothy A. Pychyl offers strategies on how to overcome one of the most common productivity issues — procrastination. Timothy also goes a step further and explains why you tend to procrastinate. By knowing why you procrastinate, you will be less inclined to do so.
6/10
By Charles Duhigg
Smarter Faster Better will teach you how to become a better version of yourself. Duhigg and his co-authors distill expert opinions and scientific research to offer tips on how you can become better at what you do. 
7/10
By Laura Vanderkam
Want to maximize your availability every week? In 168 Hours, Laura Vanderkam shares strategies on how to get the most out of your week. Some of the tips she offers include recognizing your key competencies, finding a job you love, logging your hours, and outsourcing some tasks. A book full of stories about relatable people who have managed to make the most of their time.
8/10
By Cal Newport
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport is a book that will teach you how to reclaim your time from addictive digital technologies. Tech products are built to be addictive and this can be detrimental to your mental health and general well-being. To live a more fulfilling life, you need to take back the control you have lost. Newport will show you how.
9/10
By David Allen
Getting Things Done by David Allen provides an organization system for your working and personal life. Some of it is outdated by now but has lots of great proven principles on productivity throughout the book.
10/10
By Caroline Webb
In How to Have a Good Day, Caroline Webb takes her extensive experience as a management consultant and economist to illuminate insights from psychology and behavioral economics on the nature of our decision-making. She reveals that we can fine-tune our perceptions and decisions to optimize our happiness in everything that we do. A riveting and well-researched book with many practical tips on how to improve our well-being.
6/10
By Atul Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is a book that champions the use of checklists as a tool for improved performance. Gawanda takes the reader through a journey that details how checklists work, the role they play, and why they are needed in surgical rooms, cockpits, construction sites, and even in company boardrooms.  A well-written text on the power of checklists.
7/10
By Leo Babauta
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta is a book that will teach you how to live a minimalist life. By setting limits for yourself, you will be able to achieve more and live a happier and more fulfilled life. Babauta shares practical tips on how to do just that. An excellent book on how to invest your time and energy in the things that matter.
9/10
By Robert Pozen
Extreme Productivity is an outstanding book on making the most of what little time you have. Do you want to be extremely productive at everything you do? It will teach you how. In the book, Pozen shares tips and tricks on doubling your productivity. Whether it is reading, writing, office work, or traveling, there is something for you.
7/10
By Grant Cardone
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone is a book on success. It argues that to be successful, you must be willing to work 10 times harder (10X) than everyone else. Cardone says that you should approach success as a duty, obligation, and responsibility. To be successful is the ethical thing to do. The 10X Rule is an excellent book that champions commitment as a way of achieving extraordinary results.
8/10
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi takes on the problem of how to live a happier life. A meaningful life is one where the person spends his time in a state of optimal experience called Flow. To live a great life, all your goals must be unified in a way that produces the maximum amount of flow. A hard read but one that will challenge your beliefs on happiness.
7/10
By Chris Bailey
In The Productivity Project, Chris Bailey covers the best productivity tactics to get things done. Over the course of a year, Chris tested lots of tactics and condensed the list to the top 25. These will help you better manage your time, attention, and energy.

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