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Pick three : you can have it all (just not every day) / Randi Zuckerberg.
Title Variants:
Pick 3
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York. NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2018]
Physical Description:
xxiii, 257 pages ; 22 cm


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306.36 ZUC Book Adult General Collection

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A New York Times bestseller!

In this motivational handbook--both a business how-to and self-help guide--the New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated takes on the fallacy of the "well-balanced" life, arguing that the key to success is learning to be well-lopsided.

Work. Sleep. Fitness. Family. Friends. Pick Three.

In an increasingly demanding world, we've been told that we can do everything--maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to balance it all. Randi Zuckerberg doesn't believe in being well-balanced. We can't do it all every day, she contends, and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate. But we can succeed if we Pick Three.

Randi first introduced the concept of Pick Three in a tweet--"The Entrepreneur's Dilemma"--that went viral. Now, in this book, she expands on her philosophy and inspires others to follow her lead. From entrepreneurs to professionals, busy parents to students, Randi can help everyone learn to reject the unrealistic burden of balance and enjoy success in their own lives--by picking the most important areas to focus on in any given day.

This practical handbook includes stories from Randi's career learning that there's no such thing as a perfect balance--as well as insights and examples from other professionals at the top of the biggest businesses in Silicon Valley, new moms searching for permission to focus on family, and recent graduates convinced they should have it all under control, including Arianna Huffington, Reshma Saujani, Laurie Hernandez, and Brad Takei. We can't have it all every day, and that's okay, Randi reminds us. Pick Three is her much-needed guide to learning to embrace the well-lopsided life.

Author Notes

Randi Zuckerberg was an early employee of Facebook where she pioneered live streaming initiatives. She graduated from Harvard University in 2003. She is the CEO and founder of Zuckerberg Media, a tech savvy production company, and editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a modern lifestyle community and blog. She has written several books including Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives, Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) and the children's book Dot.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
1 What is Pick Three?p. 1
Let's Get Lopsided!p. 3
2 The Big Fivep. 21
Workp. 23
Sleepp. 77
Familyp. 109
Fitnessp. 147
Friendsp. 183
3 Picking Your Threep. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
Notesp. 253