How to Read the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ So That It Holds Up

The massive bestseller (still!) is really outdated, but that doesn’t mean it’s not useful

Illustration: Tara Anand

This story started as a takedown. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a cornerstone of the business self-help canon, a genre given to saccharine platitudes and lampoonable poster