15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management
by Kevin Kruse
We read and hear about strategies for productivity and time management from many sources. We are bombarded with different hacks and best practices, but we tend to forget about them. This book is the solution. It’s a collection of the best practices and productivity hacks, enabling us to double our productivity and, at the same time, our happiness. Written in 2015, this is probably the best book on this subject available to the modern world.
About the Author
Kevin M. Kruse is a professor of history at Princeton University. He served as the David L. Rike University Preceptor of History from 2003 to 2006. His research interests include the political, social, and urban/suburban history of 20th-century America, with a particular focus on the making of modern conservatism.
CHAPTER 1: THE POWER OF 1440
Put a big “1,440” in front of your office as a reminder of a limited number of minutes we have each day.
CHAPTER 2: THE POWER OF PROPER PRIORITIES
CHAPTER 3: STOP MAKING TO-DO LISTS—DO THIS INSTEAD
CHAPTER 4: THE PROCRASTINATION CURE
Don’t let your future self sabotage you.
Dream big as a powerful strategy to overcome procrastination.
Exercise (and do other activities) with friends.
Be who you want to become in the future.
Settle for good enough.
CHAPTER 5: HOW TO LEAVE THE OFFICE AT 5:00—WITHOUT GUILT
CHAPTER 6: RICHARD BRANSON’S SECRET PRODUCTIVITY TOOL
CHAPTER 7: MASTER YOUR EMAIL INBOX WITH 321ZERO
CHAPTER 8: MEETING HACKS FROM GOOGLE, APPLE, AND VIRGIN
CHAPTER 9: ONE LITTLE WORD THAT MULTIPLIES SUCCESS
CHAPTER 10: THE POWERFUL PARETO PRINCIPLE
CHAPTER 11: THE “3 HARVARD QUESTIONS” THAT SAVE EIGHT HOURS A WEEK
Focus your time on things that utilize your unique strengths and passions, and outsource everything else.