This week’s Resource Recommendation – The Myth of Multitasking by Dave Crenshaw
Normally I can tell you how a book makes it onto my reading list – it was personally recommended to me, I know the author, I read a review, or in some cases a copy was sent to me by a publicist or a publishing house hoping I will recommend it to you.
This short, small book is in the parable/business fiction genre. It tells the story of Helen, a harried CEO, and Phil, her consultant. Through the story and with some exercises (outlined in the back of the book so you can use them too), Phil convinces Helen that multitasking is a myth – that as humans we really can’t multitask at all.
I have long believed that to be true; perhaps that’s why the title intrigued me.
Whether you agree with the premise of the title or are violently opposed; you should read it.
Have I solved all of my time management problems by reading this book? No. But I have ideas I am implementing that are making a difference.
I could share the key lessons from this book, but that would take away from your reading experience (which will be brief – the story itself is only about 100 pages in a small format book).
Pick up a copy. Read it. Share it with others. Talk about it with them. And apply at least one of the key ideas.
It will be worth your time.