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Book review: How to be a Productivity Ninja by Graham Allcott

I always strive to make my learning process more efficient and to boost my productivity. I’m pretty happy with my knowledge absorption but living in the age of massive information overload I still want to improve the number of things that I’m able to accomplish during the day. Even though the title of Graham’s Allcott’s book “How to be a Productivity Ninja” sounds super corny, there is nothing corny about the content of this publication.

How to be a Productivity Ninja by Graham Allcott

This book is about making sense of all the tasks floating around our brain during a busy day. About storing and filtering things that matter the most and ignoring the noise. I like the strong emphasis on keeping the body in a good shape as it reflects the shape of our brain. One of my favourite parts of this book is the lesson about accepting the failure in a process. Throughout the book, we hear a lot of obvious bits of advice like creating a todo list and keeping your inbox-zero, but it’s also full of very obscure little tips that can boost the efficiency of everyday life. The concept of daily/weekly reviews finally clicked in my brain after reading this one — thanks!

Highly recommend this snappy read. For lazy ones like me, the Audible version can be a great companion for the weekend. Thanks for reading. Stay curious!

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    Tabitha Alexander

    Fantastic 2 min read Pawel. I will definitely have a listen via Audible! Thanks :)

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      Hi Tabby <3

      Thanks. I have got a paper copy too that you can borrow.

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        Tabitha Alexander

        Even better! Thank you.

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