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7 Overall

9 Applicability

7 Innovation

7 Style


If you feel that your life is spinning out of control, this time – or should one say, life – management book will surely calm your racing heart. Marshall Cook doesn’t draw a line between time management techniques and life skills because, he argues, time is life. Therefore, this book covers topics ranging from how to reduce stress, sleep well and exercise to how to identify your core values and live in harmony with your biorhythms. This ambitious scope makes the book quite long for an easy self-help read and some of the more practical time management advice gets buried along the way. However, the summaries at the beginning of each section and the time management tips at the end of each chapter will help the reader use the book wisely. Although Cook echoes familiar time management advice, his conversational style and shoot-from-the-hip attitude make this book stand out in an overcrowded genre. getAbstract recommends this guide to anyone who has ever uttered the phrase, “I’m so stressed!”

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to control your time and live a more fulfilling life;
  • How to manage your schedule, use your time wisely and clear away clutter; and
  • How to function optimally by understanding your body’s natural biorhythms.

About the Author

Marshall Cook is a communications professor at the University of Wisconsin, and author of several books, including Slow Down and Get More Done.



“Reality Check”
Have you totally lost control of how you spend your time and tried to no avail to regain control of it with traditional time management techniques, such as starting your day earlier or multitasking? The “Streetwise Time Management” method allows you to take control of your...

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