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Being a near compulsive collector of CDs/ DVDs and books some might consider my 'space' cluttered, which it is not of course. This book allowed me to rethink what I was doing with my 'space'. Interestingly there is a section referring to left handed people, of which I am. I was raised along side an ex navy grandfather that taught me to be prepared i.e. clothes, shoes etc well in advance. That lesson has stuck with me all my life. This book will help others to define their path going forward.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 September 2018
I like Tim Harford, but he kinda says the same thing a lot of times in a slightly different ways in the first two thirds of this book. Maybe the last thrid livens up, but I'm not sure I'm going to get to the goodness off it. I think people whose day job is writing books produce better journalism than journalists do books. I imagine they are equally disappointed with the end product; although maybe the former puts in a bit more effort.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2017
I always read the author's columns in the Financial Times. Some of his past thoughts are included here. I'm quite sure that I impose too much order on some things - such as my retained e-mails. And, if I ever try to tidy my model railway bits and pieces, the current projects never, ever get finished ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2017
This book is not only an entertaining read, but contains so many useful and inspiring ideas, you'll probably want to read it over again and again. Like a train rushing past many wonderful landscapes, you think "i'll have to go back and examine the ideas in that chapter more closely" but at the same time you know your ticket takes you right through!