This is one of the most disappointing books that I have ever read. I had to blame my self initially because I was drawn to the book because of the cheap price attached to it. I now relizes that the purchase price was not the only cheap thing about it. I down loaded this in a kindle form, so I was unaware that it only consisted of less that 10 short, obvious and elementary chapters. When the book ended moments after I had started it; I felt as if I'd just finished the Forward. It was as if I'd watched a movie that turned out to be a trailer. This is a complete waste of money and a clear breach of the trade descriptions act by being called a book; it should be called a pamphlet.
OK as a basic primer for someone new to organization since it is a quick read. However, if you know anything about organization and are the least bit organized, there won't be any new material for you.
Glad it was on the free list. It would not have been worth paying for.
The author profile says, "Charles River Editors offers its clients premium writing and editing services..." If this is an example of their premium writing and editing, one may want to look elsewhere for those services! The book seriously needs another pass by an editor....a human one!
Now to delete it from my Kindle and make room for something else.
Most of the book talks mere platitudes. It's telling you to do lots of tedious minor tasks to get things organized. I don't doubt the methods the book suggests. But if you're not an organized person, you will never do those tedious minor tasks (e.g. making a to-do list every day, marking each tasks as "complete", naming lots of files by categories).
If you're already an organized person, you're doing most of the suggested ways in your life. If you're not, please be prepared to change yourself.
This was a nice tight treatment of the subject of organization--a little too tight. The writer assumes that most everything can be organized into computer files and backed up on zip drives. Fine as far as that goes, but the last chapter, on organizing paper clutter fell flat. And, in spite of the promise that 'the information age' is supposed to make us a 'paperless society' we still need our hard copy backups of the essentials. A lot of essentials. The writer's description of how to corral the paper clutter was confusing.
This short how-to guide has really helped me stay organized. I've had a great experience so far with these "Vooks." This one is definitely worth the download. The tips and tricks are laid out in an easy to read fashion.