The One Thing

Wednesday April 3, 2019

This book is not all bad. A copy found its way from an airport bookstore to a little free library to me, and I read it. Key points:

There's some other stuff in there about thinking big, identifying the proximal task, staying healthy, trying to not be a workaholic, etc. The book repeats pop science hits like the marshmallow experiment unquestioningly and without more recent updates. There are ample cute turns of phrase that seem designed to play well in motivational speaking. It's not a great book, but it's quick to read, and it does sort of pump you up.

I think the core idea is not so bad. Two important aspects:

The One Thing (cover)