Our Telecom Consulting reading lists are always growing, but we have a few preferred topics that always seem to be represented. Productivity is certainly among these essential subjects, which is why the following books have become popular around our office.
Cal Newport’s “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” quickly found a place on our list of favorites. The author is a professor and productivity expert who focuses on deep thinking as the pathway to a person’s best work. We’re finding Newport’s insights more and more valuable in a world filled with tech distractions.
Tim Ferriss has earned his place as one of the premier productivity experts in the world. His seminal work, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” is a book we revisit over and over around the Telecom Consulting office. Ferriss offers innovative insights for making the most of the hours in a day, many of which we’ve applied to our own efforts.
“Triggers,” by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter, is one of our more recent discoveries. Subtitled “Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be,” this book offers tips for dealing with environmental elements that act as triggers. It’s basically a handbook for getting better at self-regulation.