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- Print Length: 140 pages
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- Publication Date: November 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009DJPVQM
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #788,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
25 Tips for Productivity Kindle Edition
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The main difficulty for me, as a reader, was the lack of editing; I found it interfered seriously with my ability to focus on the content. I do realize this is to be expected from a self-published book to some extent, as a professional editor is unlikely to be involved in the process. Still, I hope Mr Pinaud is able to get some support in editing his next one -- someone to address grammatical issues without killing his "voice" -- because it really does make a big difference to those of us consuming his work.
The key takeaway of the book is you gain productivity by looking at ways to save minutes, not hours. The minutes add up. Specifically what I liked is that Augusto wrote a book for the 21st century. Even if you use a paper-based system, you likely use a computer at least for emails. Due to that your productivity can be impacted by problems with a computer. Augusto provides several tips on how to automate computer backups. Excellent example of evolution of productivity tips.
My top five favorite tips are:
#22 - Common sense is uncommon
#16 - Don't be afraid of the daily to do list
#14 - Have more than one of the things you constantly use
#9 - Always carry your reading material
#7 - Write down the key information - the key lists
I won't go into them in detail but rather encourage you to buy the book. Its a quick read but more importantly one that you will use as a reference tool. I find myself going back to it already.
I have become friends with Augusto over the last three years and could not be prouder of his accomplishments. He is amazingly generous with his knowledge and with this foray into non-fiction writing, I am looking forward to Augusto's next project.
The book is written in a clear and simple language, where the author illustrates with examples from his own experience and challenges us to implement some (or all) of the tips, or simply improve the way in wich we are implementing them.
It's interesting that many of the tips featured in the book might seem like common sense, however, as suggested by Augusto Pinaud the reader would discover that "common" sense is not that common. I realize myself what I was doing wrong with my "things to do list" and learn the way to improve it and achieve better results, among other useful learning.
Great lecture, as I said, if you're looking to improve your performance and productivity, this tips would be very helpful.
However, the book (at least the Kindle edition) requires a proof reader whose first language is English. There are several typographical and grammatical errors which make reading a difficult chore at times. I feel the author would have been better off with a publisher and editor going through the draft. If the hardcover has been proof-read, I suggest updating the Kindle edition with this updated text.
I am surprised that no one has mentioned the errors in the reviews.
On the positive side, the tips in the book are easy to implement as Augusto offers practical advice and examples. I now have a "do not need" list on my desk thanks to this book.
Quite fun, easy to read, understand and apply, productivity written by a productivist.
I have been waiting for this book fot quite a while; and let me tell you, it exceeded my expectations.
Twenty-five simple productivity tips, some of which you're probably already doing, whether you realize it or not. But for those you aren't already doing, well... there's a whole world of time, tears, and probably a few gray hairs to be saved.
Something tells me this is going to be one of those books I'll re-read yearly, rediscovering tips and tricks with every read. I'm looking forward to it!