Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours Read Online Free - A road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world's most successful—and productive—executives.
Robert C. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time chairman of a global financial-services firm. He's written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more than four decades, and served on many boards of local charities and public companies. Pozen is a prince of productivity, a man who has worked smarter and faster than almost everyone around him for more than forty years.
In Extreme Productivity, Pozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. His book is for anyone feeling overwhelmed by an existing workload—facing myriad competing demands and multiple time-sensitive projects. Offering antidotes to a calendar full of boring meetings and a backlog of e-mails, Extreme Productivity explains how to determine your highest priorities and match them with how you actually spend your time.
Pozen shows that in order to be truly productive, professionals must make a critical shift in their mind-set: from hours worked to results produced. He helps people at all stages of their careers read, write, and make presentations quicker and more effectively. He provides professionals with practical tips on how to efficiently use their time in the office—while leading full and productive personal lives as well.
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October 14, 2012
I have read the book 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris a number of times because it has some good tips in it about being effectively productive. But it is also not a very practical book--for instance, I'm not planning on quitting my job anytime soon to take up Argentinean dance nor do I want to...
January 24, 2013
A little disappointing. Didn't learn a single new thing and nothing that would help me boost my productivity output! The 3 main points: "don't sweat the small stuff" (um. not an original thought), "articulate goals," and "focus on the final product." I think I can make these fit librarianship but...
October 28, 2012
I wish I had read this book before I read this book, because I would know that skipping a few of the less worthwhile chapters would have been more productive. Other than that, it was quite useful.
June 01, 2013
This is a collection of tips and techniques rather than a plan for productivity (a fact that he explains in the introduction). It has some useful insights. Like most productivity books, however, there is an assumption that someone else (like your wife) is dealing with all the issues of domestic l...
March 24, 2015
Summary of Chapter 1
1. This is worth reading.
Summary of Chapter 2
1. Overcome procrastination
-Don’t try methods of unstructuring procrastination
-Set mini-deadlines and reward yourself for meeting them.
-Make yourself accountable to someone.
2. Don’t give into the face time=productiv...
August 17, 2014
“Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours” by Robert C. Pozen contains practical advice for increasing personal productivity aimed at professionals in a more corporate setting. While I think everyone would probably pick up some tips to becoming more productive, those in the cor...
December 27, 2012
"As I've written this book, I have become more and more confident that professionals at all levels should focus on results produced rather than hours worked. It's the best way, in my opinion, for you to get more done at work while enjoying more time with your friends and family. However, I've als...
July 09, 2016
A quick, easy read with practical advice. Easy to understand and implement. However, I feel as though the author suffered from an aggrandized sense of self-importance. This manifested itself in an abundance of elitist business jargon and biographical drivel. To someone outside of a management pos...
December 28, 2015
You will probably finds recommendations other authors have made but I guess that would be with many books of this genre.
I still like to "listen" his angle. There are several up to date practical reconsiderations.
It is an easy read. Is no a dry book. He try to cover personal and professional aspec...
September 01, 2016
A good solid approach to different facets of productivity, and the key points are nicely summarized at the end of each chapter. However, I felt that this book is more geared to the recent college graduate or someone in the early stages of their career who would likely rate the book higher.