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Work smarter, not harder. 11 resources for simpler, more effective work

Probably most of you feel and have experienced that most people’s and companies’ work habits aren’t the most effective.

We all could work less if we’d get to know and then implement some laws (Pareto’s, Parkinson’s, etc).

Here are recourses which I know and recommend you if you want to study this subject and be smarter with your working habits.

digital libraries of ecourses, ebooks and worksheets

The Ultimate Productivity Bundle 2019 (time limited)

Master Your Money Super Bundle 2019 (time limited)


How To Create A Microbusiness That Matters by Courtney Carver

A course teaching how to create a business which grows slowly but is steady, aligns with our values, doesn’s cause much stress and enables us to have family life and free time.

It’s mostly for people interested in starting a business based on a blog or other type of their own content.

The Art Of Less Doing by Ari Meisel

Get rid of the unnecessary and automate as much of the rest as you can.

Read my review of the course, including effects in my life.

The Productive Life by Chris Bailey

Slow down and work more deliberately. Shrink or eliminate the unimportant from your life. Focus on your highest-leverage tasks that give you the greatest return. Schedule less time for important tasks.

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Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

I’m amazed with this book. It’s the essence of what we can do, knowing today’s market and having today’s technology – to work smarter, to work less, to be less stressed. But effective.

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

The classic and must-read. I’ve read it a few times (which happens for me very rarely).

Company of One by Paul Jarvis

Growing your business is not the best thing you can do!

Deep Work + Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Books by a scientist, showing the anatomy of focus and distractions, the value of uninterrupted work and some hints on how to invite less distractions to our lives

You can listen on the books on Audible (during work, commuting to or from work). Now, with the 30-day trial, you get 2 audiobooks for free, with lifetime access.

work smarter not harder - best books and ecourses for more effective, simpler work