How often do you get to the end of another long and frantic day and wonder why so many important things didn't get finished? We've never worked so hard and felt so unproductive and unfulfilled. 18 Minutes takes this challenge and turns it on its head. Peter Bregman, top Harvard Business Review columnist and global management consultant, shatters the myth of getting it all done by offering a clear and simple plan for getting the right things done. He shows how the best way to fight distracting interruptions is to create productive ones ourselves, a practice that can be easily implemented in 18 minutes a day. The result is a simple yet comprehensive approach to managing your life a year, a day, and a moment at a time so that your life moves forward the way you want and at the pace you want.
©2011 Peter Bregman (P)2011 Hachette Audio
This is a pretty good book on time management and productivity, but nothing particularly groundbreaking here are you can get from other books. I also felt like the first half of the book was quite heavily padded out and could've been more concise. Much of the practical advice comes in the second half and these were my takeaway chapters:
28, 30, 32, 47, 49, 51 & 53
Refreshing insights on managing your life and making effective use of your time by making simple choices.
Acknowledges the variety and depth of challenges we all face in this fast paced, technological age where expectations are unsustainably high both of ourselves and others.
Encourages you to think what your actual priorities are, to focus on those and learn to let other less important things go - it is tougher than you think!!
It is quick and easy to follow and you can take from it what you want, there is no underlying 'pressure' to complete exhausting and extensive self analysis often found in books of this genre.
It does offer valuable experience that can be applied in your own personal and professional life, to help improve the performance of your business and encourage you to have a more fulfilling and enjoyable personal life.
Well done Mr Bergman and thank you for persisting and maintaining your focus!
My one thing - I choose to reduce the influence of my mobile phone and focus on being present with my family, my business etc so I am not wasting that valuable time messing with my mobile phone!
I put 4 stars to read and listen to it again and put 5 stars later!!!
"Sound advices and very practical examples to get organized!"
I really enjoyed this book! You can use Peter's advices right aeay and feel the benefit of a better focus within a couple days.
I'm on my third listen right now.
Too many to mention - but the one that is most prominent in my mind: the focus areas of your life. Where Peter explains why it's important and how to focus on your top 5 focus areas for the year.
no, didn't know he had more books.
The whole book is inspiring!
"Complete waste of time and money.. Trust me"
Never. This is my first book review ever and that`s because I`m so pissed off.. This is really a waste of time and money. Stay away. If you don`t trust me check out the negative reviews on Amazon. I so agree with most of them!
This book is just awful. A waste of time and money! Peter just talks about many random stories about this and that, and it`s really hard to believe that this author actually went to Princeton. Someone should have stopped him from publishing this
This book is completely random, and there is almost no red line.
No, this book is just awful!
I want my time and money back!!!!
"Nice, fresh look about productivity"
If you have read "Getting Thing Done" by David Allen, this book gives you a fresh look n productivity. In very easy way, Peter explains what you can do, to improve your productivity in healthly way.
This book is must read for those, who still needs stimulation and insights for improving selft performance.
Book worth every penny. Very good narration, interesting stories. Peter keeps complete book short to enable you to read this book as much times as you need. I will listen it at least one more time, and for sure i will back to it every time, when i will need good motivation.
It's practical, focused, very easy to listen and understand. The knowledge is very applicable and easy to follow in your daily routine.
The stories are fun, always with a clear takeaway that teaches you something important on how to manage your time and work.
The eye for learning from every experience.
It made me both laugh and cry.
I definitely recommend it for all the people who seeks to improve productivity and focus in life.
"Not worth reading/listen to story"
The author could be less self-centred and realise that his indulgence is a barrier for the information he wants to convey.
Never published the book
Just a waste of time!
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