Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (another Stanford graduate)
(DO) "LESS BUT BETTER"
Greg McKeown: Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - YouTube
Greg McKeown speaks on "Essentialism" - YouTube
Greg McKeown, "Essentialism" | Talks at Google - YouTube
LinkedIn Speaker Series: Greg McKeown - YouTube
problem: focus => success => more opportunities => less focus => less success
solution: "Just say NO, and say YES selectively to most important things"
to get space for real contributions.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less: Greg McKeown: 9780804137386: Amazon.com: Books
"The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter."
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - HBR by Greg McKeown
www.washingtonspeakers.com/images/pdfs/Greg McKeown Interview Essentialism.pdf
"McKeown recalls a story about Paul Rand, who designed the NeXT logo for Steve Jobs in the late 80s. At first, Jobs asked him to bring in a few options for him to choose from, but Rand said: ‘No. What I will do is solve your problem for you. I will bring you a logo and you will pay me. It’s up to you whether you use it. If you want options, fine, but you can work with a different designer.’"
greg mckeown blog posts @ HBR
This is essentially the same idea from "First Things First" by Stephen Covey
Keeping It Simple | The Career Diplomat
Source: Greg McKeown – The Model of Essentialism