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Dilbert, Scott Adams’ sad sack cartoon antihero, is the modern-day Everyman. Micromanaged and overworked, Dilbert seldom gets what he needs – especially time. A recent commercial includes this voice mail for Dilbert: “You have 947 messages...all urgent.” And he is not alone. Men’s Health magazine recently reported that the average Fortune 1000 worker deals with 178 messages daily – more than 22 messages every hour. Today, few people have the time to manage their multiple responsibilities and tasks. People need to learn how to use their time more efficiently. Business author Robert W. Bly teaches you how. getAbstract recommends his guide for its abundant useful tips and techniques for optimizing your productivity, enhancing your performance and becoming more efficient.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to schedule your time,
  • What to-do lists to use,
  • How to handle information overload,
  • What online resources can help you operate more efficiently and
  • How to accomplish your goals in the time that you have.

About the Author

Robert W. Bly is the author of 75 books. More than 65,000 subscribers receive his online newsletter, “The Direct Response Letter.”



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    Peggy Eyssallenne 7 years ago
    I love this summary. I used it as a lunch and learn with my team and we all walked away with several new ways to save time. I personally love the "Priority Grid" and created one two days later!

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