When comparing The ONE Thing vs Dune, the Slant community recommends The ONE Thing for most people. In the question“What are the best books you've ever read?” The ONE Thing is ranked 5th while Dune is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose The ONE Thing is:
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.
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Pro Great approach for those who are easily overwhelmed
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.
Pro Challenges you to question the importance of your tasks
The authors challenge the idea that all tasks are of equal importance. They encourage you to question the tasks you feel need to be accomplished, allowing you to focus on the tasks that are more important.
Pro Ideal for those in business/management
Pro Complex and unique ecology
Dune is one of the first sci-fi books to have as detailed fictional ecology that plays a big part in the overall story.
Pro Huge scope
The book covers topics such as ecology, politics, religion, humanism and war and touches on subjects like artificial intelligence, gender dynamics, nuclear weapons, architecture, engineering, heroism and many many more. All of these aspects are intertwined and executed on a grand scale.
Pro Cult book
This is an old series, several video games have been inspired by this book. Dune, Dune 2, dune 2000 and more.
Pro Omits some common genre staples to create a unique world
It's one of the very rare science fiction books (especially ones set in a far away future) that doesn't include robots or computers.
Con Impractical message
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.
Con Pre-marked points throughout the book
The author has marked different points throughout the book for emphasis by underlining some key points in what looks like pencil.
This can be distracting as your eyes immediately jump to the emphasized lines.
Con Later books weren't finished by the original author
The original author, Frank Herbert, died after finishing the first few books. His son Brian Herbert and co author Kevin J. Anderson have since finished the series based on his scribblings, notes, and voice memos. A gargantuan task. The result can be a bit "weird" at times, but they have done an amazing job finishing the books.