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2.0 out of 5 stars the book for those who don't know watching TV is making you less productive, May 10, 2010
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This review is from: The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose (Hardcover)
I'm pretty shocked at the generally high reviews of this book. While I found there to be some vaguely useful tips, in general it's pretty long winded and short on usable info. In particular the folksy story that started each chapter were useless. The frequent references to church and the bible are fairly annoying and borderline preachy. How is it that he manages to incorporate faith in almost every chapter of a book on how to maximize your time??

In short I would say that if it hasn't occurred to you that watching less television would be a good way to increase productivity in the other 8 hours of your day, then you could probably benefit from reading this book. If you're already somewhat analytical about how you're spending your time, then this book might be a waste of your time.

I'm giving it a star for some useful websites that could be helpful in starting a business, but even then his treatment of how business are started isn't particularly thorough. He frequently mentions angel investors vs. VC investors without describing the important differences between the two. Is the author assuming his audience who doesn't know video games are a time suck already aware of the differences in these two important funding sources for getting their business off the ground?? Throughout the book the author recommends putting together an e-book to test the waters for your business idea, and in the end this book reads like a bunch of 20 page e-books compiled in to a collection of tips, not a comprehensive study on time management.

DO NOT PAY FOR THIS BOOK. Get it from your local library. The small amount of useful information is not worth the space it will occupy on your bookshelf.
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Initial post: Feb 26, 2011 12:00:48 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 26, 2011 12:01:08 PM PST
annesu77 says:
I think this review is over-simplifying the effectiveness of The Other 8 Hours. The Other 8 Hours is worth purchasing for the list of resources alone.

Robert Pagliarini provides inspiration and reinforcement to some common sense time management principles that seem to be becoming extinct with autonomous behavior.

Yes, you are right The Other 8 Hours doesn't solve ALL time management problems or explain the difference between Angel investors & VC investors. What The Other 8 Hours does successfully is inspire someonce to ask questions about productivity, identify one's personal passion and begin the quest to bridge the distance between you and your goals. Making The Other 8 Hours money well spent.

All I can state is what The Other 8 Hours has done for me. At the beginning of this book I did know the difference between Angel's & VC's but now I do. The methodology Robert Pagliarini provides is solid as I have challenged myself to test many of his principles; my findings is that they work. This book will not solve ALL your problems but will inspire you to confidently solve your own problems giving you gauges to measure your growth.

PAY FOR THIS BOOK. It is a constant source of reference and has the possiblity to CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER.

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 12:01:15 PM PST
[Deleted by the author on Feb 26, 2011 12:02:39 PM PST]

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2011 4:29:47 AM PDT
basswomon says:
Uhm maybe because God is the Center of OUR lives and the BIBLE is a great meditation unit.
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