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Start Here: My Top Productivity Picks
Having read scores of books on the topic, my top recommendations for anyone serious about getting more done are always:
- David Allen’s Getting Things Done – to get your “stuff” collected, clarified and organised (#8 below);
- Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – to prioritise what to do and what not to (#1 below); and
- TAoL’s STOP WORKING HARDER – to get organised, master your tools, beat procrastination and set your weeks and days up for success.
That said, productivity is a HUGE topic. It’s about effectiveness (“doing the right thing”) and it’s about efficiency (“doing the thing right”). It’s about self-management and it’s about working with others. It starts with your very next action and it ends with your mission and meaning in life.
That’s why the list of best productivity books and best time management books below contains books on focus and concentration, books on efficiency, books on time management, books on beating procrastination and books on getting more done.
(Note: For more book recommendations and book summaries that might help – don’t miss these awesome reading lists of best books on communication, best books on emotional intelligence and the best books on mindset.)
Don’t stress too much about what to read first! Scan the titles, browse the summaries, pick something that excites you, trust your gut and take action.
Enjoy these best productivity books and best time management books of all time. Good luck, go well and remember: “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
The 70 Best Productivity Books of All Time
Why these best productivity books and not others? The best productivity books below are the top picks from my master database, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, the number of Goodreads reviews and first publication date. The goal is to give a good balance of what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s delivered timelessly relevant advice.
Think something’s missing? Email me and I’ll add it to the next round of updates. I honestly love hearing from you so please, do get in touch!
Books 1-10: The Top 10 Best Productivity Books of All Time
Here are the top 10 best productivity books from my database…
Books 11-70: More Great Productivity Books to Read
Here are the next 60 books on my list of best productivity books of all time…
Best Productivity Book FAQs
What Is the Best Book for Time Management?
Having read scores of books on the topic, my top recommendations for anyone serious about productivity are always David Allen's Getting Things Done (#6), Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (#1) and TAoL's Stop Working Harder. For more suggestions (and summaries), read the full list.
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