- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee (April 3, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399168524
- ISBN-13: 978-0399168529
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier Paperback – April 3, 2014
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"Readers will immediately recognize the wisdom of his approach and see that these tactics offer a big payoff. Meisel provides a concise and ingenious roadmap to doing less, getting more and enjoying life."
“I’ve seen many programs for improving lives (and created a few myself). Ari Meisel’s philosophy in Less Doing, More Living is a true gem—simple, fun, and technologically up-to-date for the 21st century. This book will help you easily remove the stresses of day-to-day living and find that, in this removal, you’ll have more time to enjoy the activities and people that you love.”
—David Bach, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich
“Less Doing is an awesome book because it is a hands-on guide that teaches you how to quickly implement the art of ‘strategic laziness’—doing only the most important stuff, and doing it well enough to get what you want. The stuff in this book will help you kick more ass, whether you’re an entrepreneur, a student, or anywhere in between.”
—Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof Executive
"Less Doing, More Living is not just another marketed diatribe on personal efficiency; it is a real source of inspiration for rethinking our ideas about productivity in a way that is far removed from the outdated norms inherited from industrialism."
“Ari Meisel's book is a KISS read packed with tons of valuable insights and tools to simplify your life, streamline your tasks, and allow you to focus on the right things with the right tools.”
—Mark Divine, author of The Way of the SEAL and Unbeatable Mind
“Ari Meisel’s Less Doing, More Living is a fittingly efficient read designed to help you optimize your life per nine fundamental principles. I came away inspired to further streamline my workflow, declutter my (dreaded) paper inbox, and obliterate my to-do list thanks to a host of great tech tool and time strategy recommendations.”
—Christine Koh, co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More By Doing Less
“I'm going to send an automated reminder to myself to re-read Ari Meisel's super-helpful book every month. It's got an absurd number of tips that make my life easier.”
—AJ Jacobs, four-time NY Times-bestselling author
“This smart and practical work illustrates Meisel’s approach to efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of life. It's a road map of tools and tricks to help you be better at what you do in less time, regardless of your discipline, so that you can have more ‘free’ time to spend it however you like.”
—Seamus Mullen, award-winning chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author
“Efficiency is a lost art nowadays and Ari Meisel has armed you with an effective tool for increasing productivity in the midst of the chaos. Every aspect of your life can become better with just a few simple and implementable changes that you'll be shocked by how easy they are to do. Free yourself to do what you were meant to do so you can live the way you want to live. Start doing less and living more today!”
—Jimmy Moore, author of Cholesterol Clarity: What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers?
About the Author
Ari Meisel has turned his hobby—optimizing productivity—into a popular framework and consulting service for automating and outsourcing life’s tasks. His “Less Doing” philosophy continues to grow in popularity and has become a platform for general efficiency consulting to businesses, entrepreneurs, and everyone else who could use a little more time in their life. He lives on Long Island with his wife, three children, and two dogs.
Top Customer Reviews
As apps and services change all the time this book may become obsolete within a few months.
When reading I felt like I was reading a personal blog or a diary talking about the things that work specifically for the author for his life and what he does and not with the reader in mind.
I also didn't like the fact that the book was written specifically for people in the United States so people overseas won't benefit from the different tips in the book.
I will be kind and say the book is useless to me. Since I am in finance, human resources and administration, what this guy is talking about is that people should stop doing administration and get someone else to do that--a circle argument if I ever saw one. What will he do when his virtual assistants get their own virtual assistants and stop helping him? Even more important is his advice to delegate out tasks that should never be handled by anyone other than one's self! Can you imagine having a virtual assistant return your phone calls? "This is the IT department calling you back about the problem you were having with your printer." The virtual assistant in India calls back and says, "Oh, was there a problem with the printer?" and calls you: "Is there a problem with your printer?" and so on.
It just didn't resonate with me. I didn't connect with anything he was talking about. Here's a quote from beyond page 47--he tells us we should set our own work week, and that his "work week" is Tuesday and Wednesday, ten a.m. to four p.m. "It's not that I only work two days a week. I'm working all the time, and I love what I do. I sometimes work seven days a week. I work late at night, any time--if what I'm doing is interesting, it doesn't matter." He natters on like that for several pages, but it just never connects.
All in all, it wasted my time and money.
Overall, Less Doing, More Living has a lot of tips that readers might find useful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is easy to read and filled with useful tips to a better life. Life is supposed to be better with technology, not noisier!Published 1 month ago by owensfam2000
If you like apps, this is the book for you. Basically though, the title is amazing, and the information is only so-so. Read morePublished 2 months ago by abraham socher
Great book to get you up to date on what is available tech wise to improve your life and be more productive. A book that you will read and then reread to implement the technology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul B.
Really like the practicality of this book. If you need help organizing your life this is a must read. Really good.Published 2 months ago by Gregory Hack
This is ONLY for the sample. Just a bl**dy waste of time : all it has is the title page and some 3 or so pages of endorsements. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Old Hand at Tech
I read a lot of books of this kind, and Ari Meisel does a good job of explaining the value of greater personal automation and suggesting tools. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Hsu