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Do you ever look at the clock and wonder where the day went? You spent all this time at work and didn't come close to getting everything done. Tomorrow try something new. Use the Pomodoro technique to work in focused sprints throughout the day. In Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, Staffan Noteberg shows you how to organize your work to accomplish more in less time. There's no need for expensive software or fancy planners. You can get started with nothing more than a piece of paper, a pencil, and a kitchen timer.

You have so much you need to accomplish today. Your list is a mile long and you find yourself getting interrupted every other minute. You'd like to tell everyone to leave you alone, but most of the interruptions are coming from you! You think of a phone call you need to make or a website you need to check and before you know it you're answering email, checking Twitter, and finding a million other things to occupy your time.

You need to focus - really focus.

The Pomodoro technique puts you back in charge of your day. You'll apply successful techniques from software engineering to identify what you should be doing today and to help you achieve your goals. Your mind won't wander when it is fully engaged in short bursts of focused activity.

Learn to work less and accomplish more using nothing more than paper, pencil, and a simple kitchen timer.

Set the timer and start on your next Pomodoro. When the bell rings take a break. This personal approach to timeboxing is at the core of the Pomodoro technique and this book is filled with advice on how get started and how to tailor it to your own needs.

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  • G. P. Reed
  • 12-10-17

Pomodoro Technique Unillustrated

Where’s the PDF? Where are the illustrations? Why are we required to buy the hard copy or Kindle edition for another $10 to see the forms necessary to use the technique?

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  • Bryan M. Walsh
  • 27-02-18

What a waste of $5

The narrator just flat out was not intriguing what so ever.

There is no step by step to this book telling you what they are going to discuss and why. The substance was lacking as well. Wish I never spent $5 on this.

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  • David S. Mathew
  • 12-07-18

Killer Tomatoes

Side note: Curiously, this audiobook calls itself an “Illustrated” guide to the Pomodoro technique. Naturally, I assumed this meant that images of tomato shaped timers would appear in my mind via psychic transmission. Sadly, that did not happen. This audiobook lost a full star because of that.

Joking aside, this is a very helpful guide to the Pomodoro technique. It’s short, sweet, and highly practical. Plus, once you’ve got a hold on the basics of the Pomodoro technique, the author goes into surprising amount of detail regarding extra tips and tricks. Highly recommended!

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  • Hélio Costa
  • 24-12-17

Good approach to the theme

Simple and direct, this book covers and answers many of Pomodoro practitioner questions. Recommended even for who has been using Pomodoro.