18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 28, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.

Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us.

Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Not the typical time management book. Written with a story telling focus in short chapters. Nicely organized around annual focus, daily plans, and ideas for distractions from yourself and others. Read full review

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User Review  - ffortsa - LibraryThing

I normally avoid self-help books, except when they are short, cheap and may have a nugget or two to help me get organized. This was all three - although I'm not sure I can implement any of the suggestions without flash-cards pinned to my wall. Read full review

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