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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Like most productivity books, however, there pozem an assumption that someone else like your wife is dealing with all the issues of domestic life and you have only to focus on the important goals of your brilliant career.

There are a few good items so it gets a slim three. 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. Instead, look every hour or two, and when you do look, look only at subject matter and sender,” he said.

Summary of Chapter 8 extremw. Please sign in to add a comment. In applying the lessons of this book, you should carefully consider your own stage in life and you “As I’ve written this book, I have become more and more confident that productivihy at all levels should focus on results produced rather than hours worked.

Another fool who thinks everyone ought to be productive and goal oriented and ambitious.

Then skip directly to the conclusion. He is very practical and his productivity is so that he can accomplish more and do it effectively.

Pozen contains practical advice for increasing personal productivity aimed at professionals in a more corporate setting. Common ideas, but Pozen does a good job of describing them and explaining why they are important to being productive.


A road-tested formula for ppzen your performance, from one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives. This process helps me organize my ideas into groupings, which will become the building blocks of an outline.

Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

Perform a “mid-flight” check to revise, then draw final conclusions. Results are what count. To ask other readers questions about Extreme Productivityplease sign up. Design Recommender The 7 best tools for making your most productive year yet Co. Read more Click here to reset your password. A “hidden cradle of plant evolution” has been uncovered in Jordan.

Oct 28, Scott Miles rated it really liked it Shelves: I agree with the thought that the reason to be more productive is to enjoy a more rewarding life, and that focusing on results produced rather than hours worked is a better way.

I think it was entertaining and helpful. When faced with small, simple or quick tasks like email, it’s better to just get it done right away.

But most of these studies were designed for elite pozrn. Next I put the ideas into various categories and subcategories. That means nothing will stop you from becoming a faster, smarter worker if you set clear goals and priorities. This is the application of systemized common sense,” Pozen said.

This ;roductivity approach will do away with procrastination, break up big projects and clearly define your working hours. Robert Pozen is a very productive person: This is another that will be hard for many of us, but is perhaps the most important step, because despite how it often may seem, life is not a game you win robwrt being the most productive and working the longest hours.

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. He provides professionals with practical tips on how to efficiently use their time in the office—while leading full and productive personal lives as well.


Divide them into supply and demand. Loved the simplified takeaways at the end of every chapter. Drake Baer covers leadership for Fast Company.

Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours by Robert C. Pozen

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His latest book is ” Extreme Productivity: Instead, think about performance-based productivity. Skim the tops of paragraphs. His book is for anyone feeling overwhelmed by an existing workload—facing myriad prodkctivity demands and multiple time-sensitive projects. All workers should take a 30 minute nap following lunch; the author, Robert C. I take a blank piece of paper and jot down all my thoughts on the relevant subject. Refresh and try again.

How to achieve extreme productivity

Only when you know where the writer is aiming should you read the body of the text. Oct 02, Jessica rated it it was ok.

Sep 02, Rob Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: 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 so darn interesting The first has caught on in the startup scene—meaning that you get most of your value productivkty 20 percent of your work.