I just finished reading Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Doing Less, by Greg McKeown. First off, the inside design of the book is very graphic, which really works beautifully to illustrate and articulate the concepts McKeown describes. I am very visual, so this really helps me remember the key points. I was a business (and French) major — in addition to my graphic design degree — and I do enjoy an inspiring business book now and then. I can almost always apply the business concepts to every aspect of my life, not only just work. (Does anyone remember Who Moved my Cheese? Some people derided it, but I personally found some real gems of wisdom in the book that helped me cope with change in my life.) Essentialism has lots of gems, as it teaches the tools to move through all the demands and distractions in our busy lives and cut to the chase to be able to focus on what most matters. It’s a quick read, and it will teach you a life skill that is extremely valuable in both your personal and your professional lives.