I picked up the book The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster: 100 Ways to Make Life More Efficient as a Christmas present for myself with a gift card that I received in early December.
It is right up my alley. The book consists of 100 short chapters on topics that range from selling your home to planning a vacation. Each is written by an expert in that particular field and gives practical advice on how to do that particular activity more efficiently. It is easy to read through or browse as each particular chapter is self-contained and just a few pages. One of my favorite chapters is how to reduce the length of meetings. I am planning to bring it up at work and also remember the techniques when I am in a position of leading a staff team.
My wife can certainly attest to my desire to do things efficiently and this book served to feed that desire and provide helpful guidance. I hope to use some of the techniques to give me more time to spend on those areas which could really use it in my life right now – relaxation, time with friends and family.