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  • Published:

    Oct 2, 2012
  • ISBN:

    9780062188533
  • Pages:

    304
  • Size:

    6.3" x 9.3"
  • Weight:

    1 lb
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Book Title and Author Byline

Extreme Productivity

Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

Product Description and Author Information

About the Book

“Required reading for professionals—and aspiring professionals—of all levels.”

—Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Former Chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

“Read this book if you want to learn how to run efficient and effective meetings—or how to avoid them altogether.”

—J. Michael Cook, Director of Comcast and IFF, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Deloitte

Robert C. Pozen, one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives, reveals the surprising secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. Extreme Productivity is an essential handbook for every business professional, empowering them with proven methods for prioritizing efficiently and maximizing time at work, while leading a full and productive personal life as well.

About the Author

Robert C. Pozen

Photo of Robert C. Pozen

Robert C. Pozen is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was chairman of MFS Investment Management and vice chairman of Fidelity Investments. He served on President Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security and was also secretary of economic affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was associate general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Caplin & Drysdale. The author of six books, Pozen lives with his wife in Boston, Massachusetts.

Reviews

“Bob Pozen’s prodigious output is extraordinary. Read this book to learn how he does it all in a 24-hour day.” —Martin Feldstein, Professor at Harvard University, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

“Filled with useful recommendations on a wide variety of topics, this book will find adherents at every level of the company org chart.” —Publishers Weekly

“This book is a must read for overwhelmed professionals. It gives you tips and tools to accomplish more on a daily basis and to make better choices about your career.” —Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, former U.S. Trade Representative, Partner at WilmerHale

Extreme Productivity is filled with such sage advice and pragmatism… The book is populated with practical, real world anecdotes....For companies’ to have more effective boards, they will need to change with the times. A good place to start is to read Extreme Productivity.” —Huffington Post

“Read this book if you want to learn how to run efficient and effective meetings-or how to avoid them altogether. Bob really knows how to lead a discussion, get the group engaged, and drive to a consensus on what to do.” —J. Michael Cook, Director of Comcast and IFF, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Deloitte

“Personal productivity requires you to focus on the most important tasks rather than spending your time on busy work or small wins. If you want to learn how to raise your game, look no further than Extreme Productivity.” —David Calhoun, Chairman and CEO of Nielsen, former Vice Chairman of General Electric

“[Pozen’s] insights on traveling effectively, embracing change, and balancing home and work are particularly valuable…An excellent how-to on personal productivity.” —Booklist

“I believe that everyone will find at least one section of the book that will resonate with them. Extreme Productivity is the essential guide to investing our time wisely.” —Newsweek

“It’s impossible to get ahead in today’s knowledge economy without knowing how to read, write, and speak effectively. Pozen’s tips on these three subjects alone are enough to make Extreme Productivity required reading for professionals-and aspiring professionals-of all levels.” —Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Former Chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1995 - 1999)

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