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This is not just another book about how it's good to be organized. Rather, the author points out how and why our lives are being turned upside down these days, including by the digitally connected world we live in. Along with a lot of interesting science on the subject, the author provides multiple examples of how we can take control of our lives and the information we deal with every day. One of the main ways of dealing with information overload is through the development of processes to both automate and offload work. He also points out that multi-taskers are actually less productive than those who do not multitasking (although they believe otherwise). I found the discussion about how the interstate highway system is laid out and labeled (i.e., how labels reflect the location and/or function of a particular byway) to be very interesting. The section on how to effectively estimate, including a definition of orders of magnitude, to be surprisingly unique. I found the discussion about the categorization and naming of various species of plants and animals unnecessarily tedious. Overall, however, it's an original and worthwhile read.  

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Overall a good book to read. You can learn a lot from it.

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