Life Is Short And So Is This Book

Posted on September 15, 2014

This is a great little book that I find myself picking up at least once a year for re-read. Its subtitle is “Brief thoughts on making the most of your life,” and it is by far the most concise and valuable guidebook I’ve found on the topic. Peter Atkins has experience in technology -he worked at Microsoft for more than five years -and in Entrepreneurial Finance, as Managing Director at Permian Partners, and investment fund that he founded in 2001...

Peter outlines ten principles that we can use to get the most out of our days, be more successful, and enjoy doing so. The first of these principles is “Create Space.” The gist of “creating space” is that we should identify and focus on the things that are the most important to us and to our success. Of course, this sounds obvious but, as you probably know, it’s easier said than done. Peter provides concrete methods for staying focused and discusses how we can utilize technology to our advantage rather than allowing it to control and distract us. The second and third principles in this little gem are “Try not to worry,” and “Don’t do really dumb things.” I’ll leave it to you to get Peter’s book, learn the remaining principles, and start putting them to practice. It’s a quick read, and worth its weight in gold.

You can find the Kindle version on Amazon here.

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