As a matter of disclosure I received this book as a core reviewer for the 12 Books Group with the expectation that I will post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, my Blog and participate in the monthly discussion on Goodreads.
This book by Gary Kellar and Jay Papasan deals primarily with time management and changing habits. It is a quick read as it does not deal in great depth on either subject. It does present its core ideas in a simple, straight forward manner. The basic premise of the book is that you need to focus on one thing at a time in order to be successful. The authors strive to demonstrate this across a wide range of areas: work life, personal life, family life and spiritual life.
They divide the book into three parts: The Lies, The Truth and Extraordinary Results. Each chapter is summarized in a section titled Big Ideas. These are useful in that you can read them without reading the rest of the chapter if you are pressed for time.
Gary and Jay also make very good use of charts and figures throughout the book. These also can be scanned for those with limited time as they too present the key concepts of the book.
I may have found this book more satisfying if I had not already read other books that covered the subjects in greater detail with more definitive processes. Examples are The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Your Best Just Got Better by Jason Womack.
I recommend this book to individuals who are looking for a quick read and easy to process tome on time management and changing habits.
- Books and Me: The One Thing (rajshankar.wordpress.com)
- The One Thing (techwriterabqnm.wordpress.com)
- Critique of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (campbesp.wordpress.com)