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WHICH ONES TO READ FIRST: There are a number of good books out there, but it is important to read them in priority order. Some are absolutely essential to a good education in life management, so they will be given a priority rating above others. You should read the prioritized (A-B) and then the asterisked books if the area is relevant. However, all the books are excellent.
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PRESS SELECTION IN CONTENTS BELOW TO LINK TO RIGHT AREA OF THE LIST:
A1 First Things First, Stephen Covey - THE most important concept of managing your
life. Includes the idea of the 80/20 Principle, but one should still read that book
for other viewpoints and "outside the box" ideas. Read also his The 7 Habits of
Highly Effective People.
See The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch and the other 80/20 books. Essential reading.
See discussion in Life Management books section.
Performance And Personal Renewal
A2 The Time Trap, Alec MacKenzie. THE classic in the field. Very, very important
in developing an effective life. Not at all like other time management related
Getting Things Done, David Allen - Effective
1st: A1 The Complete Idiot's Guide To Getting Things Done, Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC - Includes an extraordinary amount of wisdom to guide life, not just mechanics.
Very intelligent, easy to use. Good section on managing energy, not time.