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Ned Sahin, author
You will die by 2054 if you are at the age of an average book reader and you live as long as an average person lives in the US. The question is, how will you spend your time until 2054? This book tells you how to spend the rest of your life if you don’t want to be in the mainstream group of people that makes up 95% of the world’s population. This is not an ordinary self-help or productivity book. There are no to-do lists or ridiculous routines to follow. I share a very simple method along with 29 growth hacks that will help you to do at least three times more than what you do in your life currently. (The average age of book readers is 44 and the average life expectancy of a person living in the US is 77)
Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10


Plot/Idea: Neil Sahin is a busy man who wears a lot of hats—software engineer, actor, author, to name just a few. In these 29 chapters he presents a series of life hacks that will help people achieve their goals, such as: taking action to make one's dreams come true; creating to-do lists to provide a sense of accomplishment; getting seven hours of sleep a night; taking responsibility for one's actions and their consequences; and getting out of one's comfort zone. These hacks place a very strong emphasis on productivity, money, and time management.

Prose: The prose is clear, to-the-point, and easy to scan, as if the author did in fact write this book while keeping his time management hacks in mind for both himself and the reader.

Originality: This book’s originality comes in the way Sahin presents his ideas—directly and succinctly. There are no long explanations or analyses of the academic literature, although the author does cite numerous books on related topics written for a lay audience. It’s a quick and easy read that presents the reader with a lot of very good, if oft-repeated in the lay literature, ideas to improve their lives.

Character Development/Execution: While this book has many useful ideas with broad appeal, it might benefit from exploring hacks and advice for audience members of more diverse socio-economic backgrounds. 

Date Submitted: November 13, 2021