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Publisher's Summary

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you. Unabridged version includes:

  • A special foreword by Gary Keller.
  • Interludes by legendary guitarist Monte Montgomery.

What’s your ONE Thing? For more information on The ONE Thing, events, coaching, and tools, visit www.The1Thing.com.

©2012 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd. (P)2013 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd.

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Good ideas, but.. production poor.

What made the experience of listening to The ONE Thing the most enjoyable?

The narration sounded like he was trying to 'act' his way through an informational book. His intentions were clear; he wants to entertain us, but it detracted from the text, and ultimately annoyed me.

What did you like best about this story?

Simple ideas are usually the best ones.

How could the performance have been better?

Don't separate chapters with music. It's the same musical interlude 24 times. Please don't.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. The book contains valuable wisdom, but the production (narrator, music) annoyed me so much that I had to listen in stages.

Any additional comments?

Any audio book that includes graphics, graphs, figures etc, should come with a warning in the description. I've returned books before simply because I want to learn while listening, and would have bought the hard copy book if I need reference materials. "In figure nine, you'll see a blah blah blah..." This drives me crazy because, no, I DON'T see it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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obligado

Un libro que dibuja claramente el camino para la construcción de una vida próspera. la prosperidad incluye abundancia material, en salud física, mental, relaciones personales y familia. provee una guía que puede imprimirse para seguirla. explica por qué el multi tasking se torna ineficiente y un ladrón de efectividad.

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Best towards the end. Overall a great book

It could have been short. Gets a little monotonous in the middle. The beggining is enlightening ofcourse. It gets really good and inspiring towards the end. I was considering not finishing the book in the middle. But really glad I finished it.

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Life changing

This book was incredible to listen to. The narrator was good and the content fantastic.

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Excellent !

Excellent is the only word I can describe this book. Must have for every man of purpose.

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Very basic

This book is very repetitive and drawn out. The Author clearly didn’t have enough content for a full length book so he over explains things and often repeats “what’s the one thing”. Save yourself the time and get the summary

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  • SA
  • 11-05-17

True to it's form. Keep repeating its contents.

My One thing review - don't buy.

It keeps repeating about focusing "the one thing".
Tells you not to multitask and says everyone cannot multitask.
Cherry pick examples of "multitasking" to send a message of "the one thing"
Tells you to focus on "one thing" every single chapter, every other paragraph. It does not tell you how to or give you suggestion on how to achieve it.

I am not sure why the review is so good. It's not impressive. I hope I save you a penny - my one thing!

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positive thinking

i loved this book beoz its clearly described many thing that makes my life easy and give me extraordinary result for deeply focusing on one thing to different aareas of my life ...n domino effect technique is really life changing experience..thank u so much to author those who written this awesome book

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A corner stone toward excellence

Very logical master one a skill at time and build upon it
Highly recommended to read more than one time or bring you pen and paper to take note

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excellent book. would surely relisten it.

excellent book, would surely again listen it as I think we all know the concept a bit but we need to remind ourselves of it again and again. super book. simple and easy to understand and implement.

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  • Mark B
  • 07-18-14

A re-hash of the original '7 Habits' !

What made the experience of listening to The ONE Thing the most enjoyable?

Well structured.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The ONE Thing?

It focuses on 'one thing'

What about Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s performance did you like?

Yes. Easy to listen to, although Claire Hamilton's accent is a little too 'Cheesy American' for this Englishman.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Probably not. But possible.

Any additional comments?

This is a rather shameless duplication and re-hash of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. If you have read '7 Habits' then it's an OK revision of the principles, stated slightly differently. If you haven't. forget this and read '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Dr Stephen Covey. It is much better.

They refer to several studies and findings from other books on the same subjects, but in the audiobook they don't refer to the studies or credit other authors. Whereas 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg addresses this subtopic of the power of Habits in much more detail and complete with properly referenced source material.

Perhaps I should nick a bit from all the authors I have read and re-publish it under a catchy name!

39 of 44 people found this review helpful

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  • Graham Keegan
  • 03-08-14

5 out 5

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This is my 5 question system for appraising business and management books. It isn't perfect but it works for me, I hope you find it useful...
Have I incorporated in my business or how I run my business any learnings from this book? Yes.Did feel I wa nted to understand really understand the book in depth, make notes and apply the content? Yes.Is it a book I’ve gone back to in order to check I really get the ideas and concepts so I can apply them? Yes.Is it a book I keep to hand on my mobile, where space is at a premium, so I can re-listen as and when? Yes.Finally, is it a book that has brought insights and moved me forward? Yes.Comments...Stick with it - I found it was literally 2 hrs in before it really got going. I have changed my goal setting system based on insights from this book. The narration is a touch irritating and the "musac" jingle but don't that put you off.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Jason Denison
  • 08-23-15

Brilliant

Like many other books, you just need to find that one golden nugget that will make it worth your while. This book has a few hidden treasures inside. Highly recommend it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Al Boxall-Gordon
  • 06-16-15

Excellent book

At first I thought how can you write so much about 1 thing. This really has got me focused and highly productive. It's helped me focus on what matters most in the day, so the rest of the day is clear. Highly recommended

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Michal Dybowski
  • 07-21-15

Awesome

No words to describe how amazing and life changing this book is ! Worth dozen of listenings

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ch3nz
  • 05-20-15

inspiring to think differently

this book, recommended by a colleague has definitely made me think and question how I think and live my life.

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  • M. Lord
  • 04-30-15

Inspiring

I found the author's personal experience more inspiring than most of the anecdotes. Worth the listen. Worth every penny spent

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Cool Customer
  • 04-29-15

Learn how to set your priority!

Explains how to focus and set your priority and gives you examples to start you thinking along the right path!

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  • shane carr
  • 04-27-15

Very inspiring.

helps to bring focus and shows how to achieve success without being overwhelmed, really well structured and entertaining as well educational

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  • BDM
  • 07-29-14

Cringeworthy

This book made me cringe from the outset with cheesy management and platitudes. Big Goals, Big Question, Mastery is a path not a destination. To get the right answers ask the right questions......uurgh

18 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Eve
  • 10-27-16

Speed it up

The only issue I found was the speaking was a little slow to keep me engaged, so I sped it up to 1.25x and it was fine. That's my only gripe. Great insights and useful tips.

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  • Ruby
  • 05-16-15

Good book

It has meet my expectation. Although there is no wow moment, this book does give some good practical advices! The narrator is good!

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  • Greg0NZ
  • 01-05-18

Completely relative and accurate

I've listened to a few books now about motivation, organisation etc. This book is by far the best so far. Well worth a "read". Completely grabbed me

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  • Nick
  • 07-29-15

A solid concept, but lacked constant impact.

The book is well put together and is a very convincing mantra to be used when operating going forward. It could have been summed up a lot quicker and there are some sections that are a little too repetitive. Overall, a worthy investment of time and money.

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  • Logan
  • 05-21-15

Great lessons, slightly repetitive.

Great book, and super insightful. Definitely learned a lot.

But...think it could have been summarized. After all, "Brevity is power" ;)

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  • Shamarie
  • 01-05-15

Okay but overly repetitive

I got some good concepts from
You'd book in the early chapters and then it became too laboured after that. Still worth reading though

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Attracta
  • 01-15-18

Now I know where I have been going wrong.

For so long I have been using to-do lists and task lists, only to get distracted with other items vying for my attention. So much to do!

This book has simplified how I can focus and I am so excited to implement the advice given and the principles to follow to ensure I am focussed on the “One thing”.

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  • Bruce
  • 01-11-18

A must read.

This book has been fundamental in a massive positive improvement in the overall quality of my life- I can not recommend it highly enough.

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  • Mertle
  • 01-06-18

Fluffy

terrible, I rarely give negative reviews but could have been summed up in one chapter.

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  • Lauren Monty
  • 12-11-17

loved it loved it loved it!!

I would say this is my book of 2017. Finished it in 3 days and now I'm buying the physical book so I can soak it up even more!

HIGHLY recommend!