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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

pelicantown's review against another edition

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medium-paced

5.0

wickshow's review against another edition

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hopeful informative reflective medium-paced

4.0

komalks's review against another edition

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reflective fast-paced

4.0

kas010's review against another edition

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informative reflective medium-paced

2.75

At times good, mostly just meh. A bit pessimistic for me and some of the author’s philosophical positions are not ones I take. Fundamentally a philosophical view on life 

iulia_marc's review against another edition

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2.0

Fug de obicei de cărți cu astfel de titluri, pentru că mă cuprinde o copleșitoare oboseală când aud de productivitate și managementul timpului. Am auzit însă că este o altfel de carte despre relația noastră (de muritori) cu timpul. Și chiar este. Cred că titlul plasează cartea fix în brațele celor care au nevoie de ea: cititori care caută noi moduri de a gestiona timpul și de a fi productivi.

Mi-a plăcut intenția autorului de-a ne elibera de presiunea to do-urilor, de-a ne ajuta să facem loc lucrurilor care contează. Mi-au plăcut și abordarea, tonul vocii, că a vorbit din perspective diferite - filosofică, socială, psihologică.

Într-o formă comprimată, cartea asta ar fi fost exact ce aș fi vrut să aud la început de an. Și cred că aici e marea mea nemulțumire: deși e scurtă, putea fi lejer și mai scurtă. Adică un eseu, un episod dintr-un podcast, un video. Ideile sunt bune, dar prea diluate și oarecum repetitive în atâtea pagini.

nelem's review against another edition

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informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

markgart's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted reflective fast-paced

4.0

acrunchwrap's review against another edition

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hopeful informative inspiring reflective slow-paced

4.5

singingmousai's review against another edition

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challenging inspiring reflective medium-paced

3.5

The first half of this book gets a bit repetitive, and it had me pretty worried about the book as a whole. I was very glad to find out that the tail end of the book is much better than the front. I know that the whole "cosmic insignificance" thing makes a lot of people understandably distressed, but I personally find it comforting. 

As someone currently wrestling with the productivity geek side of my brain, this was an overall refreshing and affirming read. Just trim down the beginning a bit.

inkandinsights's review against another edition

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4.0

I have limited time on this planet. And I should be really picky about what I want to do because it is not possible to do everything I want to do, visit all the places I want to visit and become the person I wish I could be.

Instead, be here, be in the now, make good use of what's there, and for the future, take the next best step now.

This was a revolting book. When the rest of the world is asking you to fasten your seatbelt, go fast, and how save yourself from burnout, this one book takes a rather reverse approach.

It is truly enjoyed reading it and making countless mental notes on how I should change my life and my thought process to truly enjoy the 4,000-odd weeks we have on this Blue Planet.