Book Club: Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

John Luginbill


The fabulously witty and successful Warren Buffet is famous for saying the way to fail is to dabble. “Wait for the fat pitch,” is the way he says it. Focus is the key to success.

The author of Essentialism, Greg McKeown makes a case for this type of focus and give us a methodology to implement it into our lives. McKeown is a Stanford MBA and a darling of the big thinkers in Silicon Valley - but in spite of all that, this book is awesome.

Don’t be confused: this book isn’t about how to get more done. It’s about getting the right things done. Think of McKeown as the Marie Kondo of your task list. Ok, this is a bad metaphor, but I think you understand what I am trying to say here.

[A word about our Book Club here on the website: you can google lists of the best, or essential, or most read business books. We read those too. But we mention books or articles which may not get noticed or are older. The common thread is all of them somehow impacted us in an unusual way. Not saying you should read these Book Club selections, we are just saying we are glad we did.]