Start Finishing: How To Go from Idea to Done

Sounds True. Sept. 2019. 224p. illus. ISBN 9781683642633. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781683643241. ECON
Gilkey (cofounder, Productivity Flourishing) aims to encourage and guide people to complete the projects—both work and personal—that they care about most, what the author calls our best work. These projects are particularly meaningful to the person and can help them to thrive. Gilkey encourages readers to adopt the suggested methods immediately in order to see how they work in practice in a tone that is practical and optimistic. The author further notes that successfully concluding a project is often possible but not necessarily easy, explaining the concepts he introduces clearly. The chapter on building a project road map, however, could have been enhanced with an example and visuals of the completed documents. The author’s advice stems from his own experience as well as his work with others. A list of suggested further readings rounds out the book.
VERDICT Gilkey’s constructive guidance will likely appeal to white-collar workers, especially those in managerial and administrative positions

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