What I’m Reading Now: Digital Minimalism

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In 2016, I read Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World. I learned a lot from the book and used many of the ideas that Newport writes about to improve how I work. Now, Newport is out with a new book.

The new book is Digital Minimalism: Choosing A Focused Life in A Noisy World. I’m no minimalist, but I like stripping down processes to their essentials. I love Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism. McKeown describes Essentialism this way.

“To embrace the essence of Essentialism requires we replace these false assumptions with three core truths: “I choose to,” “Only a few things really matter,” and “I can do anything but not everything.”

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, describes way I want to improve. As they say: “progress is achieved through iteration.”

I’m looking for ways to be more productive in a world that’s dominated by digital media. I feel like I’ve got things reasonably under control, but I know I can always improve.

I will post my highlights and notes on Goodreads as I read. I’ll review the book I’m done.

What’s your experience?

If you’ve read Digital Minimalism, what did you like and what didn’t you like? What should I look out for, either positive or negative?

What other great business books do you recommend?

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