David Allen
Book Recommendations

  • Our Towns

    Our Towns

    Our Towns

    Deborah Fallows,James M. Fallows
    3.63 (1,705)

    A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in america, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. a realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts.for the last five years, james and deborah fallows have been traveling across america in a single-engine prop airplane. visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects

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    Must read, if you care about how people who care can really make a difference!

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  • The Organized Mind

    The Organized Mind

    The Organized Mind

    Daniel J. Levitin
    3.66 (11,967)

    The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. at the same time, we’re expected to make more—and faster—decisions about our lives than ever before. no wonder, then, that the average american reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up.but somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. in the organized mind, daniel j. levitin, phd, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use

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    In the book, he points out that our brains have a daily processing limit and we may be wasting it on looking at funny pictures on our phone or reading articles online.

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  • Brainchains
    David Allen

    One of the best books on Productivity

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  • The Checklist Manifesto

    The Checklist Manifesto

    The Checklist Manifesto

    Atul Gawande
    4.02 (58,923)

    We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. longer training, ever more advanced technologies‚neither seems to prevent grievous errors. but in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer atul gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.first introduced decades ago by the u.s. air force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses

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    One of the best books on Productivity

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  • The Oxygen Advantage

    The Oxygen Advantage

    The Oxygen Advantage

    Patrick McKeown
    Health & Fitness
    4.04 (2,714)

    A simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body's oxygen use, increasing your health, weight loss, and sports performance—whether you're a recovering couch potato or an ironman triathlon champion. with a foreword by new york times bestselling author dr. joseph mercola. achieve more with less effort: the secret to weight loss, fitness, and wellness lies in the most basic and most overlooked function of your body—how you breathe. one of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is a rarely identified problem: chronic over-breathing. we often take many more

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  • Never Met a Man I Didn't Like

    Never Met a Man I Didn't Like

    Never Met a Man I Didn't Like

    Joseph H. Carter,Will Rogers
    3.87 (68)

    Will rogers "was" america. part cherokee indian and former cowboy, he captivated audiences around the world with sparkling gems of wisdom cloaked in gentle and uproarious country wit and astonishing rope tricks. his colorful life recently inspired a commercially successful and critically acclaimed broadway musical -- winner of 6 tony awards. his words are as entertaining, inspiring and revelant today as they ever were.a simple, plain-spoken man, he was the voice of a nation during the '20s and '30s. movie star, vaudeville headliner, radio commentator, his views and observations were

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