Singletasking
Get More Done—One Thing at a Time
By Devora Zack
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Final Release Date: May 2015
Pages: 168

Your Mind Can't Be Two Places at Once

Too many of us have become addicted to the popular, enticing, dangerously misleading drug of multitasking. Devora Zack was once hooked herself. But she beat it and became more efficient, and you can too.

Zack marshals convincing neuroscientific evidence to prove that you really can't do more by trying to tackle several things at once—it's an illusion. There is a better way to deal with all the information and interruptions that bombard us today.
Singletasking explains exactly how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently yet firmly manage the expectations of people around you so that you can accomplish a succession of tasks, one by one—and be infinitely more productive. Singletasking is the secret to success and sanity.

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It was a quick easy read

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples

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    Best Uses

    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Singletasking:

    Several years ago I had read "Brain Rules" by John Medina and I found this book to be a great review of things covered in that book

    A lot of credit to Devora Zack for this book and encouraging the reader to get back to its principle when you have found yourself trying to do things differently causing you to miss the best you have to give.

     
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    Tells us why we should adopt singletasking.

    By rvenkateshprasad

    from Manhattan, KS

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    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

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      • Intermediate

      Comments about oreilly Singletasking:

      If you share the belief that single-tasking is better than multi-tasking or want to practice single-tasking, then you will enjoy the book. If not, the book will surely nudge you in the direction of single-tasking with some supporting evidence. Since single-tasking is simple to practice (but not easy), I thought the book did not provide too much information on how to practice it, which makes sense. However, it provides some interesting points that will make you want to explore single-tasking.

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