Top positive review
Good book, but please omit William Shockley!
Reviewed in Canada on July 13, 2019
First, the book is great. It builds on many of the ideas that Dr. Newport has been developing for some time. My objection to the book is singular. In the course of highlighting successful productive work habits, he does a mini-case study of William Shockley, the co-inventor of the transistor. Can we leave out this heinous, racist, eugenics promoter? Yes, maybe he worked efficiently; but he was a terrible human who deserves not a single word in an otherwise great book.