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Publisher's Summary

In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don't cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists and endless pointless meetings. Thankfully there is a better way: the way of the productivity ninja. Using techniques including ruthlessness, mindfulness, Zenlike calm and stealth and camouflage, you will get your inbox down to zero, make the most of your attention, beat procrastination and learn to work smarter, not harder. Written by one of the UK's foremost productivity experts, How to be a Productivity Ninja is a fun, accessible and practical guide to staying cool, calm and collected, getting more done and learning to love your work again.
©2015 Graham Allcott (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By C. GRAHAM on 06-28-17

Excellent and immensely practical

This book is written by a U.K. author and is free from some of the "live your dreams" and pseudo-religious idioms that plague American publications. This is essentially a very practical guide about being productive and organised. I suppose it's a time management book but is much more detailed and useful than most publications on the genre that follow only the GTD methods. Without going into great detail it assists you in designing your own personalised but flexible organisational systems, written primarily with work in mind but equally applicable to personal life. Excellent, specific and readily applicable advice throughout, it is also realistic in its aims and advice offered; accepting and working with the imperfections of our human mind and covering topics such as distractions and procrastination. Good advice on email and meetings. I really enjoyed this book having read many Time Management books over the years. It's differentiators are that it is UK focused and very specific and practical. I have instigated quite a number of its recommendations myself. Enjoy!

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2 out of 5 stars
By MIA on 07-11-17

Good in parts but far too long.

The essential point which I took from this book was that you only have so much proactive attention in a day and that time needs to be protected and used wisely.

While there are other nuggets, much of the book fails to hit the mark. Perhaps it was just lost on audio but the authors system of organisation, Master Projects Lists, Daily Lists, Weekly Lists, dedicated thinking time each week just seems over prescriptive, especially for a business owner where the nature of the work can be extremely changeable and an element of thinking on ones feet is required.

Personally, I'm fairly organised anyway, I will take away some good points from this book, however the one size fits all system just seems a little too cumbersome for its own good.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kylie on 05-11-18

Highly recommend!

I’m definitely going to have to listen to this book again in the future and take notes. If the only thing you take away from this book is how to organise your inbox - then you’ve got you’re monies worth! So happy to have my inbox back to zero every day! It really changes my whole attitude toward work!

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By K. Voruganti on 04-03-18

great book

it summarised a lot of other books and laid things out quite simply.

I felt some parts were laboured and the order of things was a bit strange but overall it contained a lot of useful info

great narrator and a funny author

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