Robert C. Pozen, one of the business world’s most successful—and productive— executives, Extreme Productivity is an essential handbook for every business. Required reading for professionals—and aspiring professionals—of all levels.”— Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a. Bob Pozen–Harvard Business School lecturer, prolific author, financial-industry heavyweight–tackles more in a month than you manage in a.

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Summary of Chapter 14 1. Follow him on Twitter.

The first few chapters were good. He’s not a bad guy for sure, and it’s not a bad book, A quick, easy read with practical advice. Take the variables out of your routine—what to wear, what to eat for breakfast—and make it predictable to reduce decision-making time. Quickly handle low-priority tasks by keeping your perfectionism at bay. Only handle it once. Not only was it dry but I had no way to relate to it. Exercise is rated as the 2nd most happiness inducing activity- right behind sex.

This could have freed a lot of time for me as I could have left after hours each day, easily though I didn’t because the job was just producrivity darn productviity Avoid meetings when possible.

This results-driven approach will do away with procrastination, break up big proructivity and clearly define your working hours. Quotes from Extreme Productiv I really won’t recommend this.

Robert Pozen has had to be efficient to work through the impressive list of responsibilities he’s taken on over the course of his career, including stints as an attorney with the U.


Someone once said something about a life without contemplation hardly being worth productifity. Keep a list of accomplishments that you can send your boss at the end of the quarter. Skim the tops of paragraphs. To ask other readers questions about Extreme Robfrtplease sign up. Pozen contains practical advice for increasing personal productivity aimed at professionals in a more corporate setting. As a boss of mine once told me: Only when you know where the writer is aiming should you read the body of the text.

How to achieve extreme productivity

But most of these studies were designed for elite athletes. Oct 02, Juliana rated it robery was amazing Shelves: Pozen manages to succinctly communicate his own success strategies, but he seems smugly grandfatherly. Summary of Chapter 7 1. Get education start with hard skills 2.

All workers should take a 30 minute nap following lunch; the author, Robert C. To level up your skills, you want to always be looking for on-the-job training, whether structured or not.

extree Split up tasks into aims, objectives and targets Career aims take five years or more. Outline before you write. Don’t wait until the end of a project to write conclusions, Pozen cautioned. There are several up to date practical reconsiderations. Instead, think about performance-based productivity.

The man who literally wrote the book on ” extreme productivity ” recently distilled his approach down to about seven steps. Summary of Chapter 1 1. The routine is more of the person in a more corporate setting, not a small business owner or someone who works from home.


Jun 05, Tristan Bills rated it really liked it.

How to achieve extreme productivity

Part 2, Productivity Every Day, has three chapters as well. He’s not a bad guy for sure, and it’s not a bad book, but it’s mostly just a rehash of already timeless, well-established productivity principles. The third part, Developing Personal Skills, provides advice on three topics that I think would help anyone be prdouctivity productive and effective. I don’t get that from the article.

As a whole, the book probably has some great tips for people whose work places extreme demands on their time and productivity. Summary of Chapter 10 1. Pozen is a prince of productivity, a man who has worked smarter and faster than almost everyone around him for more than extrreme years.

Pozeb the years I’ve cobbled my own system by setting my goals and priorities ala Covey’s First Things First, and a bit of the Pomodoro method thrown in, with a smaller focused “three things that have to be done today” todo list. Easy to understand and implement. His latest book is ” Posen Productivity: Prioritize your tasks and invest your time accordingly.

May 26, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: This is a collection of tips and techniques rather than a plan for productivity a fact that he explains in the introduction.