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Time Tactics of Very Successful People Paperback – June 22, 1994
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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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book contains time-saving TACTICS (no "system" or "philosophy" or alternate vocabulary to learn) that work! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very good book with many helpful ideas and practucal advice.
It is well written, efficient, and to the point.
I highly recommend it.
This is one of the best books that I have read in a while and I read a lot. By far the best book on time management that I can find. Some great wisdom is in this book. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Jesse
This book is a classic and It is a great read a must for anyone who is serious about life and wants to achieve more. I loved the section on tipping before! Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by Imagination Is Intelligence
This is one of the first time management books I have read and it was a very easy, yet informative read. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by MK
Exceptionally informative book packed with lots of useful time tactics to give you a flavor of how successful people save time. Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by sciencesuccess
Catchy title - especially for me since I devour time management stuff.
The basis of all time management books is the same. Read more
One of the best books I have read in a long time. I do not think it is orgenized well, but it is a great tool.Published on January 7, 2008 by Sagiv Rosano
I have a variety of books on time management, and quite a few of them are pretty boring to read. Several of the books are just lists of tips on what to do, which often are very... Read morePublished on October 11, 2007 by Soccerfan