The list author says: "Here's a list of self-help books --or pop social-sciences books-- that segue nicely with David Allen's influential GTD system. This isn't meant to be exhaustive, but was rather created by me so I could procrastinate from doing my real work (I still have kinks to work out in terms of my organizational management...)"
"Cal Newport is something of an internet guru, his website carrying an obscene feast of free advice, written by a man who has himself excelled academically. His website offers a modified GTD system for students, but this book is where the real meat and potatoes are..."
"Not really a self book per se, but more a political maniifesto. Thaler and Sunstein discuss all the various quirks and human foibles that shape our behavior from a behavioral-economics perspective..."
"Gladwell's mandate is more to tell a gripping non-fiction yarn than write a self-help tome, but this is a very good book that has some very interesting anecdotes on education in inner-city areas. Whether you agree with all his conclusions or not, the man can write, and his opening gambit involving the dates of birth of professional hockey players is worth the price of the book alone."
"A good book let down by the fact that half of the book is the author's notes and references. Still, at least he backs up his arguments; check out the Amazon reviews to see some heated debate about his research..."
"Ignore the snake-oil salesman cover; a great book with loads of hands on, action specific suggestions for getting your finances in order. Sethi's book fits in with both Switch and Nudge (mentioned above), in that it tries to help the reader create a system that 'nudges' them to be better with their money."
"A book-length version of a British journalist's rather sardonic attempts to use self-help to better his life. A bit sneery in places, but a little bit of skepticism can be a good thing, and this is also quite amusing..."