Shane Parrish, of Farnham Street fame, brings us a book that is intended to help us think clearly. The first half is all about defining the enemies of clear thinking and the second is about putting clear thinking into practice in our lives.

While there are many good tidbits to take away from the book I found some of the same critiques I made about Slow Productivity (read review). Just like Cal Newport, Parrish spends no time addressing any economic factors that may mean a person has no autonomy over their time he just says you need it so you have time to think.

I didn’t find the book to change anything I already thought I knew, but maybe that’s because I’ve read many productivity and “thinking” books. If you haven’t read many, this is a decent place to start, but there is nothing revolutionary to be found that isn’t covered in many other books.

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