Read 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
December 27, 2011
Peter Bregman is an author and business consultant whose book 18 Minutes provides a good way to focus on your life in the year ahead. Some of my key takeaways from this book.
1. Find your focus for the coming year by leveraging your strengths, embracing your weaknesses, asserting your differences,...
December 26, 2011
I know I've had this on my currently reading shelf forever, but I swear I'm going to finish it, because it has some great ideas on how to stay focused on goals and not get off into the timewasters that will destroy the best-laid plans. Plus, a lot of it reinforces what I already do, which I enjoy...
November 26, 2013
**Getting the right things done**
Who hasn’t struggled with trying to accomplish a crazy amount of to-do’s into one day? And, it often seems as if the list just keeps getting longer as the day progresses...and the frustration inevitably increases.
What if the solution wasn’t doing more, but doing...
July 05, 2013
Yes, another time management / self help book. Every time I swear off of these, I go to the bookstore and see one and then feel compelled to open it and grab it. While the space it crowded this one interested me on two fronts: 1) The author successfully grew a management consulting business which...
April 08, 2012
A terrific book to motivate and organize yourself. I loved it so much I read through it twice, then bought it for two of my friends.
My favorite part of it dealt with not only understanding your strengths, but also taking a much kinder view of your "weaknesses," which might actually be just quirk...
March 14, 2012
I sought this book after hearing a radio interview with the author. The interview was great. The book? Not so much. I don't understand why so many writers of self-help books feel compelled to write in short, choppy, and annoyingly grammatically incorrect sentences. Do the publishers mandate this?...
May 30, 2016
Totally misled by the title of the book.
By my account, the "18 minutes" strategy was first mentioned on page 110. It was mentioned again on page 146 and concluded on 147...never to be referenced through the remainder of the book.
In short, here's the 18 minute system:
1) Your Morning Minutes (5 mi...
December 16, 2012
18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distractions, and Get the Right Things Done is a worthwhile read, especially for people who need not only to manage their time better, but also ensure their time is being spent on the right things. Too often, wisdom about the proper priorities of work, family,...
December 18, 2014
18 minutes my oh my...
This book at first look was another TimeMangement book. I didn't want to read another time management book. The best way I can save time is not reading a book in the first place.
However. There are some great takeaways from this book. It's worth the read just to get the syst...
April 03, 2012
Finally finished this one. Of course I procrastinated on the time management book! I like Peter's tone: he's motivational without being patronizing. His personal anecdotes add interest to the book's overall theme, boiled down to one sentence: pick a small number of annual goals and schedule/calen...