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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What’s the purpose behind each activity and goal?

List each activity on the left and describe its purpose on the right. Summary of Chapter 3 1. I had a hard time finding much of the material applicable to my own situation since my schedule is already fluid.

How to achieve extreme productivity

Drake Baer covers leadership for Fast Company. Oct 02, Jessica rated it it was ok. Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made. Consider, for instance, how many college guys want to become sportscasters. If so, reply immediately.

Bob Pozen, Master Of Extreme Productivity, Shares His 3 Most Effective

Pozen was clear and concise, with practical tips to increase productivity. I don’t get that from the article.

I thought there was good advice on all three of these topics in the final chapters. Didn’t learn a single new thing and nothing that would help me boost productivityy productivity output! Only when you know where the writer is aiming should edtreme read the body of the text. Pozen contains practical advice for increasing personal productivity aimed at professionals in a more corporate setting. Remember that it takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it. Then, needing to support his family, he became partner at a D.


Buy a small gift for your family when gone, and call them every single day. That’s an inefficient way to handle research projects,” he said.

Because the conclusion tells you where the writer is going to end up. In part because you can always review and revise them along the way. Summary of Chapter 1 1. Follow him on Twitter. How to Become an Efficient and Effective Executive. Refresh and try again.

In some ways, Pozen even has some of the same ideas as Ferris I like this book very much–he spends the requisite amount of time on setting goals and priorities, but then the rest of the book has specifics There’s rarely a reason to stay at work beyond dinnertime. I’ve read a number of his extrene I have read the book 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris a number of times because it has some good tips in it about being effectively productive.

That’s an inefficient way to handle research projects,” he said. I liked his advice about not reading things that won’t benefit you so I stopped reading it halfway through. Keep a list of accomplishments that you can send your boss at the end of the quarter. As a leader, eliminate bureaucratic roadblocks that hinder your people.

Design Recommender The 7 best tools for making your most productive year yet Co. Loved the simplified takeaways at the end of every chapter. His own attention span is short and his work and writing is somewhat sloppy, so I continue to dip into his works looking for little nuggets that help.


Summary of Chapter 2 1. He is very practical and his productivity is so that he can accomplish more and do it effectively.

Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

All he’s saying is that if you have a choice between being productive in a short period of time and just being there for a long period of time not being productive then the former is better. This productivith itself in an abundance of elitist business jargon and biographical drivel. It has some xetreme insights. Simple and valuable advices. Minimize your routine, maximize your time Everyone—including President Obama—is better off with a uniform of sorts.

How to achieve extreme productivity

The chapters end with summary key points and practical suggestions you can put to work immediately. If it’s something menial that can’t just be dealt with quickly, you may need to be a little more strategic, but don’t procrastinate, Pozen says: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These are three very important skills and Pozen shares some practical advice on all three, especially for the corporate executive.

Instead, look every hour or two, gobert when you do look, look only at subject matter and sender,” he said. To calibrate daily activities to yearly goals, Pozen recommends a two-sided schedule. Part 2, Productivity Every Day, has three chapters as well.

What was the more productive use of your time?