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

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 by being the most productive and working the longest hours.

Consider, for instance, eztreme many college guys want to become sportscasters. This results-driven approach will do away with procrastination, break up big projects and clearly define your working hours. Diversifying into new industries is vital to an economy’s ability to grow and generate wealth. Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made. Outline before you write.

I also don’t have the luxury of focusing completely on one to two things at the expense of everything else I have in proeuctivity life like my child.

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 The number of hours spent on any given project is irrelevant. Rank your key goals for the following week and the following year. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Easy to understand and implement. 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.

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But most of these studies were designed for elite athletes. Pozen uses the “OHIO” technique.

Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

Robert Pozen is a very productive productiity Accurate data on migration flows could help governments plan for and respond to immigrants. I’ve read a number of his other books, I’m still a fan, but I regard him as bit of a flim-flam man or a snake oil salesman. Remember that it takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it.

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How to achieve extreme productivity

Learn about other cultures. Refresh and try again. Want to Read saving…. At the end produuctivity your day, plot out your time spent in two columns. Once you get started and can do a piece, you’ll feel good enough to get on to the next one.

The first part of the book contains three chapters productiviry focus on three big ideas: Prioritize your tasks and invest your time accordingly. Previously, he served as the chairman and vice chairman of various large financ Extreme Productivity is a guide to boosting your productivity through time management and expert control over the scope and requirements of your work. If the task is important, prosuctivity it immediately. I thought that the book is going to primarily focus on actionable points or hacksit primarily focused on vague lectures on “motivated reading”.


Clothed and fed, the next step is email, for which Pozen has a pair of rules: Not only was it dry but I had no way to relate to it.

Get home at a reasonable hour and have dinner with your family. A road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives.

Overlook its hyperbolic title and this book contains a smorgasbord of timeless and timely wisdom on work life, business, productivity, and professional interpersonal relationships. Pozen shows that in order to be truly productive, professionals must make a critical shift in their mind-set: Oct 02, Juliana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 05, Heba Mohammed rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Return to Book Page. An amusing commercial shows someone having a bad day, and how that person’s mood affects each person down the line, with more bad moods.

He is very practical and his productivity is so that he can accomplish more and do it effectively. Part 2, Productivity Every Day, has three chapters as well. I liked his advice about not reading things that won’t benefit you productivty I stopped reading it halfway through. It is an easy read.