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Bill's Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure by [Wade, Francis]
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About the Author

Francis Wade is an innovator, content author and management consultant. He owns Framework Consulting, a firm headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and spends much of this time in Kingston, Jamaica, a place he's called home since 2005. Francis is a graduate of Cornell University in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, where he earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Most of his attention is spent on Time Management 2.0 and turning new productivity research into practical ideas. He has done marathons and several triathlons, including one ironman distance race.

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  • File Size: 1778 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Framework Consulting Inc. (February 2, 2013)
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BA54REO
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Francis Wade has put a human face on the time management dilemma.

Join Bill on his ride from oblivion, thru desperation, beyond frustration and on to enlightenment. After years of reading dry, rigid, "how-to" formulas for time management, I was delighted to be shown a better path.

Whether your goal is moving up the corporate ladder, rescheduling your To-Do List to accommodate your 4-Hour Work Week or just having better control over the precious commodity that is your time, Bill's Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure by Francis Wade is a must-read.
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The style of the book makes it an enjoyable read and the message easy to digest.

In a very easy way this book reminds of of some important lessons which we often forget or ignore. By being receptive to learning from his mistakes, Bill reminds us of the importance of some basic values like respect for individual opinions, burying pride and saying sorry and allowing the other person to take credit without sacrificing credibility.

Bill is able to survive the reality of layoffs and promise of more layoffs, his parents' illness and the threat of depression - all while trying to improve his company's gaming technology for use in educational/teaching environments. The sacrifices made to share his enthusiasm with his colleagues ensure his personal growth, improved efficiency and contagious confidence of his team members.

A must read for those wanting genuine improvement!
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Who knew a how-to book on time management could be such a fun read? I certainly didn't, and I was pleasantly surprised. I picked up the book because I need some help with my time management and I thought, maybe this book can give me some insight. "The Bill Book" gave me a lot of insight, plus practical and useful information that I can (and will) use to manage my time (and my life) a lot better. The bonus was I couldn't put the book down.
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It would be tremendously valuable for young professionals to read this book. Had I read this book early in my career I think it would have had a great impact not just on my time management skills but on why I come to work everyday.

Wade has done an excellent job of weaving his message in a very gripping story of a professional who is in danger of losing his job. With a family to support and sick parents on top of it he operates out of fear for losing his job and Wade does very well to show how this context works against him.

The book seems a bit short on specifics but the author makes it clear that this is by design. There are two other books planned that will cover some of what is missing plus the author has links to other resources where the reader can learn the specific how-to's the protaganist refers to.

Overall, I would recommend any manager having productivity issues to have her entire staff read this book.
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Much like the book Fish!, Wade's book uses storytelling to illustrate the concepts he introduces. It gets your attention and you want to keep reading to find out what happens to Bill (does he keep his job??). It had a lot of good information that I will begin using immediately at work. The only downside was that the Seven Ladders were not fully explained - but in the notes at the end it indicates there will be a sequel that elaborates on the system. I look forward to reading that book.
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Everyone into any time of business and want to improve their time management skills should read this book. Lessons are taught in an intriguing way that hold your attention. Its difficult to put down once you start. I love it and recommended it to my friends and family. Right on the button and on point!!
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What a great book! By being written as a story, you cannot help but get deeply involved with the characters and situations, and it also makes the points so much clearer by using 'real world' examples.

I think this is the future, at least for certain types of learning. Learning by story, or fable / parable, makes it so easy to grasp and ingest. It's interesting because in the story, the main characters are working on a system that combines gamification and education together to promote faster learning, which is a similar paradigm.

Bill was so much like me in many ways, so I connected almost immediately with the tale. It focuses on someone who is keen to do really well at their job, but whose current time management system has started failing him. He finds himself in trouble in an organisation that is going through a bunch of restructures (cost-cutting), and all of a sudden he questions his own ability to provide for his family. Now getting better at time management is absolutely critical to his life. This puts him on an arc that drives desperation, frustration, then experimentation, analysis and eventually victory.

I thought it was really clever how in the early parts of the story you are trying to guess which concepts are the important ones. Like Bill (the main character), you don't know what is right or wrong yet. You are shown some concepts by others, and have to think about them to determine if they will actually work. He evaluates them on his learning journey, and so do you as the reader.

I really think the way Francis has broken down the concepts of time management into 'ladders' or 'fundamentals' is the right idea. It allows you to select whatever technology you like to fill the gap, as long as it does that 'function' adequately.
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