Summary of The Time Bandit Solution
Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had
Your employees lose 40% to 60% of their time to interruptions. The worst interrupters are your employees themselves.
Although author Edward G. Brown grew up in humble circumstances in the East Bronx, he developed a successful career managing Hollywood celebrities – including Hawaiian singer Don Ho – owning restaurants and nightclubs, producing chart-breaking music, and partnering with Roy Rogers, the “King of the Cowboys.” Brown, co-founder of the Cohen Brown Management Group, taught himself how to manage his diverse, often stressful professional activities. He bases his time-management program on his business and life experiences and on the academic fields of management theory, psychology and sociology. While he sometimes bogs down in time-consuming detail, getAbstract recommends Brown’s effective time-management program, and his sensible ideas about avoiding interruptions and managing your work schedule. His top-quality presentation makes this vividly illustrated (even glitzy) book an ideal choice for anyone who wants to work more efficiently.
In this summary, you will learn
- How serious the US work-interruption problem has become,
- How to identify “time bandits” and their behaviors,
- How to avoid interruptions, and
- How to use “Time Locking” and “Focal Locking” to improve your productivity.
Comment on this summary
4 months agoI enjoyed this article, curiously wondering if I am the offending bandit. I'll definitely be discussing time locking (as opposed to traditional blocking) with my team @getabstract #30DaysOfSummaries
4 months ago#30DaysOfSummaries The Philosophy and Principles sounds nice, and the best way to solve problem is to take actions immediately.
4 months agoI still think Sun Tzu gets it best that all plans fail at the first point of contact.
I fee that the tricky part in this approach again is the 'Who'.
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