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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (June 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070246440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070246447
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #423,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By far the best book on time management that I can find.
Jesse
This provides just enough cohesion in the book to give it structure, without detracting from its readability.
Thomas F. Garner
This is a genuine book filled with priceless information!
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Thomas F. Garner on December 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
This fine book stands alone as a real "nuts & bolts" guide to time management. Refreshingly, Griessman does not ask the reader to buy into an integrated or even singular "System" of managing your time. There are no self tests, no "12 Step" program, no gimmicks.
Quite simply, this book is about survival. If your boat were sinking or you were lost in the wilderness, the last thing you would want (or have time to read) would be a lengthy treatise on the theory of bouyancy or how people get lost. Rather, Griessman instructs from the outset that you "Learn survival techniques from the survivors."
In this vein, Griessman's approach is decidedly simple: 1)These are successful people; 2) Here are specific tactics that they use to save time and survive; 3) You fill in the blank. This format is woven into 15 short chapters with an accompanying commentary which is almost editorial in nature. This provides just enough cohesion in the book to give it structure, without detracting from its readability.
If you're looking for a lengthy treatise on time management, riddled with charts, self tests and lengthy explanations about why you don't have enough time, then leave this book on the shelf. "Time Tactics" is really a field manual - the same kind of lean, to the point writing you'd hope to find in a life raft.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By ServantofGod on July 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
Unlike most time management books going from chapter to chapter that lead readers to plan, set and prioritize their personal goals, treating time management problems essentially as life management problems, this book consists of 15 chapters of 96 short essays or tactics that you can easily apply to our daily lives. What a pity that Amazon does not post sample pages as it usually does which includes the Content pages so you can easily understand what kind of book this is, I take the pleasure to do it for you and hope it will help you grasp what the book tells.
Ch 1 Get a Handle on Your Time
The Myth of Free time
Give yourself a raise
Bill Yourself: A tactic that professionals use to become more efficient
Ch 2 Get Organized
Set your priorities
Write down your goals
Apply the 80/20 rule
Create a to do list that works and work your list
Ch 3 Increase your efficiency
Ch 4 Shortcuts
Ch 5 Find hidden time
Ch 6 Learn to focus
Ch 7 Pace Yourself
Ch 8 Avoid Procrastination
Ch 9 Avoid time wasting activities
Ch 10 Dont let others waste your time
Ch 11 Enlist others to save your time
Ch 12 Invest time to save time
Ch 13 Plan ahead
Ch 14 Use Technology that works
Ch 15 Balancing Work, family and social life
In short, this is a very useful and well written book (with abundant interesting and productive advice/examples of famous people and gurus) that one should buy and read at least twice a month as a cool reminder of one's own time management. Highly recommended!
p.s. Below please find some of the quotes I like the most:-
You may not be able to control the situation but you can always control your reaction.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on June 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
If B. Eugene Griessman wanted a good subtitle for this book of time-saving tactics, he could use, "Time waits for no one." He offers many common-sense pointers on how to avoid wasting your time - and how to keep others from wasting it, too. It's eye-opening to realize and calculate the value and importance of every hour, even your leisure time. People in all walks of life - students, stay-at-home parents, business leaders, teachers, self-employed workers - can glean ideas for using time effectively from this book. If you are a procrastinator, this book will encourage you to "do it now." While some of the suggestions here may seem too simplistic to those who already employ some time-management tactics, we [...] recommend this book for inveterate - if inadvertent - time-wasters. You know who you are.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By igor on June 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
I've had this book for many years, probably since 1995 or 96. When I first read it, I would have given it a decent, but not overwhelming review - it seemed obvious and basic. But having lived, suffered (like all humanity!), and thought for the last decade, after re-reading it, let me tell you - it is simply a book of genius. And its genius IS in its simplicity and its completeness. You cannot do better than this in this field. That's the good news. The bad news is you cannot appreciate how good it is until you've lived a little, thought a lot, and have some of the other tripe that's out there to compare it to. And to think I almost gave it away after that first reading! Save it, you who don't like it now, read it again in 5-10 years, if you're lucky enough to be around. Godspeed!
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Ginensky on August 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
My perspective is colored by the fact that I have taken professional training in time management (both through work and privately), and work as a project manager in high tech.

I found this book very useful, in that it covered many useful techniques. However, most of the information is not focused on time management per se, rather on how to be successful in life.

Chapter 2 contains 5 pages of tactics on using "to-do" lists, the heart of time management. Elsewhere, the subject of avoiding wasting time is covered, although if you have a tendency in this direction, I doubt this book will change your life.

The rest of the book covers such (important) topics as managing staff (ch. 11), increasing personal efficiency (ch. 4), managing projects (ch. 13), etc. These subjects each deserve their own book. For that matter, so does the subject of tactics to better manage your time, which is what I mistakely presumed I was getting.
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