Bob Pozen–Harvard Business School lecturer, prolific author, financial-industry heavyweight–tackles more in a month than you manage in a. Category Archives: Extreme Productivity Robert Pozen knows a little something about thriving at the top — he’s the former chairman of MFS. Robert Pozen has had to be efficient to work through the impressive list His latest book is “Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce.

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Quotes from Extreme Productiv Make daily calendars at the beginning of each week for each day.

Because the conclusion tells you where the writer is going to end up. This book is not very good at all.

When you know or have an idea of what skills will be in demand, you can set upon getting them. Instead, look every hour or two, and when you do look, look only at subject matter and sender,” he said. Easy to understand and implement. Summary of Chapter 8 1. Former President Barack Obama would travel with a few blue suits, Pozen said, so he wouldn’t be bogged down with fashion choices.

Pozen, apparently does this every day in his office. Oct 02, Juliana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Don’t take phone calls or emails,” Pozen says. Only handle it once.

An interesting strategy Pozen advocates for more involved and important projects is to begin with what you think will be your conclusions. Also, on email, he says to restrict yourself and only check your inbox every few hours, replying to all, but only, those that warrant an immediate response.


I had a hard time finding much of the material applicable to my own situation since my schedule is already fluid. Instead, do one to two days of research and formulate tentative conclusions. Preview — Extreme Productivity by Robert C.

How to achieve extreme productivity

Then I arrange and rearrange the groupings in various combinations. That means nothing will stop you from becoming a faster, smarter worker if you set clear goals and priorities.

Pozen shows that in order to be truly productive, professionals must make a critical shift in their mind-set: Split up tasks into aims, objectives and targets Career aims take five years or more. Overlook its hyperbolic title and this book contains a smorgasbord of timeless and timely wisdom on work life, business, productivity, and professional interpersonal relationships.

But it is also not a very practical book–for instance, I’m not planning on quitting my job anytime soon to take up Argentinean dance nor do I want to completely outsource my life. Apr 23, Kyle rated it liked it. The number of hours spent on any given project is irrelevant. A quick, easy read with practical advice.

Loved the simplified takeaways at the end of every chapter. I’ve read a number of his other 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.

Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

His latest book is ” Extreme Productivity: In part because you can productvity review and revise them along the way. As a leader, eliminate bure Great book.


Start out with a joke. He’s written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more than four decades, and served on many boards of local charities and public companies. Clothed and fed, the next step is email, for extrrme Pozen has a pair of rules: Others will also find many practical tips on productivity, but may have to modify some or skip some depending on their specific work situation.

Keep a list of accomplishments that you can send your boss at the end of the quarter. Pozen emphasizes three factors: Summary of Chapter 12 1.

In the end, I try to find a logical order for the groupings, which can serve as a writing outline.

Didn’t learn a single new thing and nothing that would help poezn boost my productivity output! I also liked that Pozen addresses the homefront as well as career finding yourself a stay-at-home spouse or a quality support system.

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

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