Ari Meisel is best described as an efficiency expert. His book outlines his philosophy of how one can streamline their life.
His approach is that one needs to
He discusses various tools, web-based solutions, and services that enable one to optimize their workflow. He talks about creating an "external brain" in the cloud to be able to have a place to put information that you want to have, retain, and recall somewhere else then trying to keep it front of mind.
The book is a quick read - but full of very useful and actionable information. It provides information on how one can optimize both their work week and personal life. I have taken on many of the lessons in this book to great success. I'm now using Evernote to track information and have it all at my fingertips with it's powerful search tools.
Are encourages readers to create a "Manual of You" which distills all you do into error-proof processes that can be delegated.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in doing less, getting more done, and having more time for the things they really enjoy.
Ari Meisel also has a free Podcast that I also highly recommend. Here is the description from itunes:
In 2006, Ari was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s is an incurable disease of the digestive tract. Ari’s case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits. After reaching a personal low point in hospital, Ari decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his by then weak body. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohn’s until he was finally able to suspend his medication. Eventually Ari was declared free of all traces of the ‘incurable’ disease, and competed in Ironman France in June of 2011. Ari has since spoken at seminars and at a regional TED Talk about his struggle against a seemingly insurmountable opponent. Through the process of data collection, self tracking, and analysis, Ari helped develop Less Doing. This was a way of dealing with the daily stresses of life by optimizing, automating, and outsourcing all of his tasks in life, health and business. The podcast consists of a discussion with my cohost Felix Bird about the weeks interesting news and links and then an interview with an expert.