A Recommended Read

Posted by MarchFifteen and Edyta Pacuk & filed under Executive Coaching, Organizational Psychology.

I would like to recommend a read that makes many people pause – Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman.

Here is what it is about, in a nutshell…

The average human lifespan is roughly four thousand weeks, assuming we live to be 80 years old.

We have been conditioned to value being busy and filling time with to-do lists, fighting against distractions and postponing things that give us joy. The techniques and “life hacks” to optimize our days often make things worse, creating a sense of guilt and dissatisfaction.

The real challenge is how best to use our four thousand weeks and be happy.

This book provides a brilliantly engaging guide to time management – to living well. Not the platitudes we are used to seeing, but a thought-provoking way to help us reflect on what is really important and how we could do things differently. If you’re not yet sure about this concept and would like to hear Oliver Burkeman speak on it, watch this TedTalk:

…Or this Talks at Google segment:


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