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Business consultant and blogger Peter Bregman writes from an entirely distinctive viewpoint in his self-help book on time management. Some of his delightfully irreverent concepts: Your weaknesses can be your strengths; achieving imperfection is always better than wasting time shooting for perfection; what you ignore doing is as important as what you do; and distractions actually can keep you on track. You will learn a lot from Bregman’s idiosyncratic text, which presents his cheeky yet practical ideas with great aplomb and in small, delectable chapters that include many instructive case histories. getAbstract recommends Bregman’s book to anyone who wants to get more out of each day and have some fun in the process.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to plan and manage your time by the minute, day and year,
  • Why a well-placed pause will move you forward, and
  • How 18 minutes a day can help you reach your goals.

About the Author

Peter Bregman is the founder of Bregman Partners, a global management consultancy. He also wrote Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change and is the co-author of five other books.



Time Is Ticking Away
Your most precious asset is your time. Though you can recoup money, your career and your relationships, you can’t recover your time once it is gone. So spend your time as productively and mindfully as possible. If not, you will end up asking yourself: “Where did that...

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    Nadia Vinegas 3 weeks ago
    Made me rethink where my life is heading after reading this..
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    Dave Bartek 5 years ago
    Hard to tell from a summary about the irreverent and idiosyncratic style that is admired here, but I agree with perfect is the enemy and drags many perfectionists to inaction. It sounds like the examples may be entertaining, but an alarm every hour, really?? A well placed pause, pacing, dealing with your characteristics, all sound pretty good. I wish there was some state between a page and a book to scan. You do you have me intriqued.
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    Ronald Destar 6 years ago
    Mr.Bregman's concept is

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