Extreme Productivity has ratings and 97 reviews. Robert C. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time. Required reading for professionals—and aspiring professionals—of all levels.”— Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a. Bob Pozen–Harvard Business School lecturer, prolific author, financial-industry heavyweight–tackles more in a month than you manage in a.

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Sep 02, Rob Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: It is an easy read. 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.

Pozen, conversely, only presents information that is grounded in research and merely extends that information to relate to business endeavor. I’ve read a number of his other I have read the book 4 Hour Prosuctivity Week by Timothy Ferris a number of times because it has some good tips in it about being effectively productive. Looking back years later, it’s likely you’ll see those two or three hours each evening as the ones best spent.

If you do poze others, and have a boss to report to, these chapters provide some great suggestions for being more productive. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Someone once said something about a life without contemplation hardly being worth living. It has some useful insights.

His comments on meetings, especially running them are quite valuable. This is another that will be hard for many of us, but is perhaps the most important step, because despite how it often may seem, life is not a game you win by being the most productive and working the longest hours.


This process helps me organize my ideas into groupings, which will become the building blocks of an outline. His book is for anyone feeling overwhelmed by an existing workload—facing myriad competing demands and multiple time-sensitive projects.

They can not organize thoughts and write at the same time. The Day Productivity Plan: Unfortunately, lots of managers still put more emphasis on hours worked than on results produced. Consider, for instance, how many college guys want to become sportscasters. Like most productivity books, however, there is an assumption that someone else like your wife is dealing with all the issues of domestic life and you have only to focus on the important goals of your brilliant career.

The fifth and final part, Pursuing a Productive Life, concludes the book with these three chapters: When you know or productiviyt an idea of what skills will be in demand, you can set upon getting them.

Bob really knows how to lead a discussion, get the group engaged, and drive to a consensus on what to do. Trying to do so takes 4 times longer than splitting the work up. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The less helpful sections offer bland cliches: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Don’t take phone calls or emails,” Pozen says. I also liked that Pozen addresses the homefront as well as career finding yourself a stay-at-home spouse or a quality support system. Beat jet-lag by exercising when you get to your destination. Ppzen from Extreme Productiv In splitting up the work between brainstorming, outlining, writing and editing he cuts through the major causes of writers block.


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I love that idea and work hard to follow the rule. There’s a problem loading produchivity menu right now. A lot of the stuff in this book is common sense, but it’s still good to have it all in one place. Jan 24, Dawn rated it liked it Shelves: Summary of Chapter 8 1.

Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours by Robert C. Pozen

Do not write extdeme speech word for word. Overlook its hyperbolic title and this book contains a smorgasbord of timeless and timely wisdom on work life, business, productivity, and professional interpersonal relationships. An interesting strategy Pozen advocates for more involved and important projects is to begin with what you think will be your conclusions. Get everyone to own their own space.

Product details File Size: If you want to learn how to raise your game, look no further than Extreme Productivity. Simple and valuable advices.

This is not a extree book on organizing your workflow, rather, more a listing of considerations to keep in mind as issues arise. Outline before you write. Everyone—including President Obama—is better off with a uniform of sorts. Loved the simplified takeaways prodkctivity the end of every chapter. Common ideas, but Pozen does a good job of describing them and explaining why they are important to being productive.