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The Productivity Project

The Productivity Project Book
Author : Chris Bailey
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release : 2016-01-05
ISBN : 0345815793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives. Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he tackled: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he used his smartphone for just an hour a day for three months; he gained ten pounds of muscle mass; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for three months—all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: · slowing down to work more deliberately; · shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; · the rule of three; · striving for imperfection; · scheduling less time for important tasks; · the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions; · and the concept of productive procrastination. In an eye-opening and thoroughly engaging read, Bailey offers a treasure trove of insights and over 25 best practices that will help you accomplish more.

The Productivity Project

The Productivity Project Book
Author : Chris Bailey
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-01-05
ISBN : 0349413045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'A fun, interesting, and useful read!' David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done Nearly all of us want to be more productive, but finding the method that works for you among the hundreds and hundreds of different tips, tricks and hacks can be a daunting prospect. After graduating college, Chris Bailey decided to dedicate a whole year to doing just that - experimenting with as many of the techniques as he could, and finding the things that work. Among the experiments that he undertook are: going several weeks on little to no sleep; cutting out caffeine and sugar; taking a daily siesta; living in total isolation for 10 days; stretching his workweek to 90 hours; and getting up at 5:30 every morning, all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The results were often surprising! This book is the result of Chris's year-long journey, distilling the lessons he learned into a few core truths about how we get things done (or, indeed, don't). Among the many counterintuitive insights Chris discovered that had the biggest impact on his productivity were striving for imperfection; scheduling less time for important tasks; the 20 second rule to distract yourself from distractions; and the concept of productive procrastination. In this accessible and fun guide, Chris Bailey offers over 30 tried-and-tested best practices that will help everyone to accomplish more - and become more awesome.

The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition

The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition Book
Author : Josh Kaufman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 0593418204
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling foundational business training manual for ambitious readers, featuring new concepts and mental models: updated, expanded, and revised. Many people assume they need to attend business school to learn how to build a successful business or advance in their career. That's not true. The vast majority of modern business practice requires little more than common sense, simple arithmetic, and knowledge of a few very important ideas and principles. The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition provides a clear overview of the essentials of every major business topic: entrepreneurship, product development, marketing, sales, negotiation, accounting, finance, productivity, communication, psychology, leadership, systems design, analysis, and operations management...all in one comprehensive volume. Inside you'll learn concepts such as: The 5 Parts of Every Business: You can understand and improve any business, large or small, by focusing on five fundamental topics. The 12 Forms of Value: Products and services are only two of the twelve ways you can create value for your customers. 4 Methods to Increase Revenue: There are only four ways for a business to bring in more money. Do you know what they are? Business degrees are often a poor investment, but business skills are always useful, no matter how you acquire them. The Personal MBA will help you do great work, make good decisions, and take full advantage of your skills, abilities, and available opportunities--no matter what you do (or would like to do) for a living.

Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus Book
Author : Chris Bailey
Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
Release : 2019-08-27
ISBN : 9780735273696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Canada's productivity expert returns with a totally fresh angle on how to do more with less. Throughout his experiments and research, Chris Bailey came across many little-known insights into how we focus (a key element of productivity), including the surprising idea that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness (as we'd assume), but a balance between two frames of mind. The most recent neuroscientific research on attention reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus helps readers unlock both, so they can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately. Diving deep into the science and theories about how and why we bring our attention to bear on life's big goals and everyday tasks, Chris Bailey takes his unique approach to productivity to the next level in Hyperfocus, while retaining the approachable voice and perspective that made him a fast favourite.

Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus Book
Author : Chris Bailey
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release : 2018-08-28
ISBN : 0735273707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Canada's productivity expert returns with a totally fresh angle on how to do more with less. Throughout his experiments and research, Chris Bailey came across many little-known insights into how we focus (a key element of productivity), including the surprising idea that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness (as we'd assume), but a balance between two frames of mind. The most recent neuroscientific research on attention reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus helps readers unlock both, so they can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately. Diving deep into the science and theories about how and why we bring our attention to bear on life's big goals and everyday tasks, Chris Bailey takes his unique approach to productivity to the next level in Hyperfocus, while retaining the approachable voice and perspective that made him a fast favourite.

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done Book
Author : David Allen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-03-17
ISBN : 0698161866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity." "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine Book
Author : Benjamin Spall,Michael Xander
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN : 073522028X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ONE OF AMAZON’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF 2018 ONE OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOKS OF THE MONTH ON RELEASE ONE OF BUSINESS INSIDER’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER A guide to the early morning habits that boost your productivity and relax you—featuring interviews with leaders like Arianna Huffington, General Stanley McChrystal, Marie Kondo, and more. Marie Kondo performs a quick tidying ritual to quiet her mind before leaving the house. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, mixes three shots of espresso with three scoops of cocoa powder and two sweeteners. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels doesn't set an alarm, because her five-year-old jolts her from sleep by jumping into bed for a cuddle every morning. Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, the authors of My Morning Routine interviewed sixty-four of today's most successful people, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal–and offer timeless advice on creating a routine of your own. Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don't feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you'll look forward to waking up. This comprehensive guide will show you how to get into a routine that works for you so that you can develop the habits that move you forward. Just as a Jenga stack is only as sturdy as its foundational blocks, the choices we make throughout our day depend on the intentions we set in the morning. Like it or not, our morning habits form the stack that our whole day is built on. Whether you want to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning, this book has you covered.

How to be a Productivity Ninja 2019 UPDATED EDITION

How to be a Productivity Ninja 2019 UPDATED EDITION Book
Author : Graham Allcott
Publisher : Icon Books
Release : 2019-01-03
ISBN : 1785784625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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World-leading productivity expert Graham Allcott’s business bible is given a complete update for 2019. Do you waste too much time on your phone? Scroll through Twitter or Instagram when you should be getting down to your real tasks? Is your attention easily distracted? We’ve got the solution: The Way of the Productivity Ninja. In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it anymore. Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen-like Calm and Stealth & Camouflage, this fully revised new edition of How to be a Productivity Ninja offers a fun and accessible guide to working smarter, getting more done and learning to love what you do again.

Summary of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse Free book by QuickRead com

Summary of  15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management  by Kevin Kruse   Free book by QuickRead com Book
Author : QuickRead,Lea Schullery
Publisher : QuickRead.com
Release : 2019-12-18
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn the 15 secrets of highly successful people and how you can use their secrets to boost your productivity, feel less stressed, and leave work on time each day. Our lives are filled with distractions. As you go about your day, your phone constantly buzzes with important emails, text messages, phone calls, and news alerts. These constant interruptions steal your most valuable resource: time. The danger of losing time is that you never get it back. You have 1,440 minutes in a day, the same as everybody else, but it’s up to you to use them wisely. Luckily, Kevin Kruse has done the hard work for you by researching and interviewing hundreds of highly successful people. Now, you can learn the 15 secrets for success as laid out by billionaires like Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and Jack Dorsey.

Getting Results the Agile Way

Getting Results the Agile Way Book
Author : J. D. Meier
Publisher : Innovation Playhouse LLC
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0984548203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to the Agile Results system, a systematic way to achieve both short- and long-term results that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Harvesting Prosperity

Harvesting Prosperity Book
Author : Keith Fuglie,Madhur Gautam,Aparajita Goyal,William F. Maloney
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 1464814295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Back cover blurb Rising agricultural productivity has driven improvements in living standards for millennia. Today, redoubling that effort in developing countries is critical to reducing extreme poverty, ensuring food security for an increasing global population, and adapting to changes in climate. This volume presents fresh analysis on global trends and sources of productivity growth in agriculture and offers new perspectives on the drivers of that growth. It argues that gains from the reallocation of land and labor are not as promising as believed, so policy needs to focus more on the generation and dissemination of new technologies, which requires stepping up national research efforts. Yet, in many of the poorest nations, a serious research spending gap has emerged precisely at the time when the challenges faced by agriculture are intensifying. The book focuses on how this problem can be redressed in the public sector, as well as on reforms aimed at mobilizing new private sector actors and value chains, particularly creating a better enabling environment, reforming trade regulations, introducing new products, and strengthening intellectual property rights. On the demand side, the book examines what recent research reveals about policies to reduce the barriers impeding smallholder farmers from adopting new technologies. Harvesting Prosperity is the fourth volume of the World Bank Productivity Project, which seeks to bring frontier thinking on the measurement and determinants of productivity to global policy makers. “As rightly argued by the authors, growth in agricultural productivity is the essential instrument to promote development in low-income agriculture-based countries. Achieving this requires research and development, upgrading of universities, reinforcement of farmer capacities, removal of constraints to adoption, and the development of inclusive value chains with interlinked contracts. As important, such efforts also need to be placed within a context of comprehensive agricultural, rural, and structural transformations. However, in many countries implementation of the requisite policies has been lagging. This book, with contributions from many top experts in the field, provides the most up-to-date presentation of this argument and explains in detail how to successfully put its ideas into practice. Governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations need to study it carefully to turn the promise of agriculture for development into a reality.“ Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet Professors of the Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley

The Productivity Habits

The Productivity Habits Book
Author : Ben Elijah
Publisher : Lid Pub Incorporated
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9781907794834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The need to be more productive is the bane of any executive or manager—both at work and at home—but this doesn't have to be a problem anymore. This book introduces nine habits that can turn procrastination into productivity and the pain of overburden into the pleasure of achievement. Ben Elijah offers a tool to help turn ideas into action, make the best use of time, make decisions more quickly, manage projects, achieve goals or just get tasks done. And what's more his tools will quickly turn into habits so you will feel things get done automatically. The book is packed full of tips, hints, diagrams and anecdotes and each habit is explained simply, with a cue, an action and a reward.

Off the Clock

Off the Clock Book
Author : Laura Vanderkam
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-05-29
ISBN : 0735219826
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our call with an assurance that I would not take much of her time. She laughed. 'Oh, I have all the time in the world,' she said." Most of us feel constantly behind, unsure how to escape feeling oppressed by busyness. Laura Vanderkam, unlike other time-management gurus, believes that in order to get more done, we must first feel like we have all the time in the world. Think about it: why haven't you trained for that 5K or read War and Peace? Probably because you feel beaten down by all the time you don't seem to have. In this book, Vanderkam reveals the seven counterintuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. You'll meet people such as... ♦ An elementary school principal who figured out how to spend more time mentoring teachers, and less time supervising the cafeteria ♦ An executive who builds lots of meeting-free space into his calendar, despite managing teams across multiple continents ♦ A CEO who does focused work in a Waffle House early in the morning, so he can keep an open door and a relaxed mindset all day ♦ An artist who overcame a creative block, and reached new heights of productivity, by being more gentle with herself, rather than more demanding The strategies in this book can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including "time makeovers" of people who are learning how to use these tools. Off the Clock can inspire the rest of us to create lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment.

Extreme Productivity

Extreme Productivity Book
Author : Robert C. Pozen
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-10-02
ISBN : 0062188542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Required reading for professionals—and aspiring professionals—of all levels.” —Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Former Chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Robert C. Pozen, one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives, reveals the surprising secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. It's far too easy for working professionals to become overwhelmed by a pile of time-sensitive projects, a backlog of emails, and endless meetings. In order to be truly productive, they must make a critical shift in mindset from hours worked to results produced. With Extreme Productivity, Pozen explains how individuals can maximize their time and energy by determining and focusing on their highest priorities. He also provides a toolkit of practical tips and techniques to help professionals at all stages of their careers maximize their time at work. This essential handbook empowers every person with proven methods for prioritizing their time to achieve high-impact results and refine their career goals for long-term success, all while leading a full and meaningful personal life as well.

The Future of Productivity

The Future of Productivity Book
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2015-12-11
ISBN : 9264248536
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the rising productivity gap between the global frontier and other firms, and identifies a number of structural impediments constraining business start-ups, knowledge diffusion and resource allocation (such as barriers to up-scaling and relatively high rates of skill mismatch).

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades While Studying Less

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades  While Studying Less  Book
Author : Thomas Frank
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-01-05
ISBN : 9781517004446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it'll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class, Take more effective notes, Get more out of your textbooks, Plan like a general, Build a better study environment, Fight entropy and stay organized, Defeat Procrastination, Study smarter, Write better papers, Make group projects suck less, Whether you're in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you're a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you're a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?

The Productivity Revolution

The Productivity Revolution Book
Author : Marc Reklau
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10-18
ISBN : 9789918950935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Double Your Productivity with these habits. Are you tired of losing focus, procrastinating, and leaving projects unfinished? What if you could dramatically increase your productivity? What if you could stop being overwhelmed and get an extra hour a day to do the things you love? What would finally having time to spend with your family, some alone time to read, or exercise mean to you? In this book, international bestselling author Marc Reklau shows you his proven secrets to extreme productivity. Learn the best strategies to overcome procrastination, improve your mindset, and achieve your goals. More than anything else in your life or career, the way you manage your time will determine your success or failure. It's simple: The better you use your time, the more you will get accomplished, hence the more you will earn. The secret of successful people is to focus on the most important things on their to-do lists and actually do them. This simple, fast-paced e-Book will help you to get more done in less time and with less stress. It will take you through simple, practical, and doable steps and create a system for optimal productivity that can change your life forever. You'll do things faster - and even more importantly - you will do the right things! (Most people don't have time because they waste it on doing unimportant stuff) You'll learn: How to use your to-do lists correctly The best tricks to overcome procrastination and do the important stuff How to stop being busy and aim for results How to save 7 to 14 hours a week by changing just one habit. How to identify your REAL priorities and the tasks that bring most ROI How to get control of your emails and avoid an overflowing inbox How to detect and prevent burning out How to reduce stress from client-imposed deadlines to virtually zero and much more!

Total Safety and the Productivity Challenge

Total Safety and the Productivity Challenge Book
Author : Maria Chiara Leva,Tom Kontogiannis,Marko Gerbec,Olga Aneziris
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-13
ISBN : 1351609068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adopting a strategic approach to risk management can maximize competitiveness and profitability. Total Safety and Productivity approaches offer managers a set of methods and tools to apply a Total Safety Management (TSM) philosophy to achieve this. The capability to anticipate, assess and plan for risks associated with future operations is a critical success factor, for enterprises of all types and sizes. The ability to risk assess actual operations with an easy to apply, resilient methodology can offer significant benefits in terms of the capacity to improve safety and performance. This book describes approaches that can be used alone or jointly to improve safety management in any organization. The methods are based on academic best practice and have been developed by leading experts, but are presented here in a practical way for application in industry by non-experts. The book outlines a professional approach to risk and safety management, which requires goal setting, planning and the measurement of performance, and encourages a safety management system that is woven holistically into the fabric of an organization so that it becomes part of the culture, the way people do their jobs, and helps ensure that issues are correctly prioritized and managed as they emerge. This book is essential reading for professionals, at both expert and non-expert level, who are interested in applying the TSM philosophy within their organization.

Increasing Autodesk Revit Productivity for BIM Projects

Increasing Autodesk Revit Productivity for BIM Projects Book
Author : Fabio Roberti,Decio Ferreira
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2021-06-21
ISBN : 1800566409
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Implement Revit best practices with Dynamo and Power BI to visualize and analyze BIM information Key Features Boost productivity in Revit and apply multiple workflows to work efficiently on BIM projects Optimize your daily work in Revit to perform more tasks in less time Take a hands-on approach to improving your efficiency with useful explanations, which will step-change your productivity Book Description Increasing Autodesk Revit Productivity for BIM Projects takes a hands-on approach to implementing Revit effectively for everyone curious about this new and exciting methodology. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, this Revit book begins by explaining the principles of productivity in Revit and data management for BIM projects. You'll get to grips with the primary BIM documentation to start a BIM project, including the contract, Exchange Information Requirements (EIR), and BIM Execution Plan (BEP/BXP). Later, you'll create a Revit template, start a Revit project, and explore the core functionalities of Revit to increase productivity. Once you've built the foundation, you'll learn about Revit plugins and use Dynamo for visual programming and Power BI for analyzing BIM information. By the end of this book, you'll have a solid understanding of Revit as construction and design software, how to increase productivity in Revit, and how to apply multiple workflows in your project to manage BIM. What you will learn Explore the primary BIM documentation to start a BIM project Set up a Revit project and apply the correct coordinate system to ensure long-term productivity Improve the efficiency of Revit core functionalities that apply to daily activities Use visual programming with Dynamo to boost productivity and manage data in BIM projects Import data from Revit to Power BI and create project dashboards to analyze data Discover the different Revit plugins for improved productivity, visualization, and analysis Implement best practices for modeling in Revit Who this book is for This book is for architects, designers, engineers, modelers, BIM coordinators, and BIM managers interested in learning Autodesk Revit best practices. Increasing Autodesk Revit Productivity for BIM Projects will help you to explore the methodology that combines information management and research for quality inputs when working in Revit.

Control Your Day

Control Your Day Book
Author : Jim McCullen
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-04-02
ISBN : 9781482034684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Control Your Day (CYD) provides a fresh new way to manage email and tasks in Microsoft Outlook using the GTD concepts David Allen made famous in his book Getting Things Done. This book presents the concepts and benefits of CYD and then provides the step by step instructions to allow you to take back control of your Email Inbox and your life. The average worker spends 28% of their time on email. If you were able to reduce that by just 3% through the ideas presented in this book, you would get back 7 days of your life a year.