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Review: 'The Path Of Least Resistance' by Robert Fritz

Don't judge a book by its cover: this is not a flowery, froofy self-help book. The Path of Least Resistance will completely change the way you think about goals and planning.

The author's background is, of all things, music composition. While studying the creative process to as a way to help himself create better music, Fritz discovered that there aren't just similarities between the creative process used by artists and the process businesspeople use to create results: it's the exact same process. From a certain perspective, every creative and productive person is simply "making it up as they go along," regardless of their field of work or study.

"Structural tension" is a key element in many complex systems in the world, including the systems you're surrounded by when you're trying to work. If you're trying to accomplish something important and you're having trouble making progress, you should examine the structure underlying your actions. Trying to achieve better results without changing the underlying structure is like trying to ski uphill - you can try, but it's not going to work all that well.

Ultimately, The Path of Least Resistance will teach you how to imagine (in vivid detail) what you want to create, establish a structure that will pull you towards your goal, and maintain the momentum generated by your early efforts until you've successfully created what you desire. This book will help you in every aspect of your life and work: after all, creating something of value is what business is fundamentally about.


Special thanks to PJ Eby for recommending this book.


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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