Where many productivity books encourage you to start everything at once, Zen To Done takes a different approach. Realizing that making a large number of changes at once can be discouraging, it suggests that you take your time implementing the changes (recommending a year to do so).
Though the occasional typo tends to make it through to publication, this book has more than it's fair share. The number of typos and other errors (such as incorrectly numbered lists) can get distracting and cause some confusion.
The author has taken fairly simple concepts, and explained them in ways that are complex and unnecessarily intellectualized. Explanations are stretched out by using a verbose and repetitive writing style.
Having a long to-do list can be overwhelming for some, and can cause people to jump back in forth between tasks hoping to get through the list faster. The ONE Thing teaches the flaws with multitasking and emphasizes the importance of focus for increasing productivity.
The author dismisses the idea of a work-life balance, calling it a lie. This book is mostly beneficial for those who don't mind sacrificing their life outside of work for more productivity in the office.
This book teaches various ways for organizing tasks and encouraging you to tackle them, however it relies on you having the self-discipline to get started. Of course, it's not something that can simply be learned. However, discussion on the psychology behind motivation and self-discipline would...