The book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller is actually about many things. Yes, the main focus is just that – focus. But, it is actually much more as well. 

If you take nothing away from this book other than Keller’s take on the Pareto Principle (the 80/20 rule) you will be well served. Yes, most of this has been written in many other books but it is rarely as well explained or organized. The book is liberally sprinkled with diagrams and checklists that provide clear steps and information to share with colleagues.

I read it with skepticism mainly because I had heard it on so many “must read” lists. When the masses get behind something, it is usually more fluff and sparkle with much less meat and information. I not only mixed metaphors there, I Frankensteined them – haha

At the risk of adding my voice to the chorus, this is a great addition to any business/motivation bookshelf.

by Chris Doelle