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18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done | [Peter Bregman]

18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review column (one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 Minutes clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items that are truly the top priorities in our lives.
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Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review column (one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 Minutes clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items that are truly the top priorities in our lives.

Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us.

Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming audiobook with pathways that help guide us - pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.

©2011 Peter Bregman (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Najmus Qazi Silicon Valley, CA USA 01-31-12
    Najmus Qazi Silicon Valley, CA USA 01-31-12

    NajCo Labs!

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    "Marvelous Book!!!"
    Where does 18 Minutes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great audio book since the author does a really good job of providing real-world examples.


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    Overall a wonderful audio book to listen to. Very inspirational, uplifting & most importantly real-world. Most of the motivational books focus too much on theory and not even practical knowledge but not this book. Peter brings his experiences to light with such vivid details. Kudos!!!

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    Roxanne Denver Colorado 10-10-11
    Roxanne Denver Colorado 10-10-11 Member Since 2008

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    "HIGHLY Recommended...."

    Listening to this audio book, it was astounding how much I could relate to. It was like the author had read my mind and uncovered the hidden mental struggles and unanswered questions that have floated around in my mind, waiting for something to trigger an 'aha moment'. Well, listening to this book, I quickly realized I need this as an eBook, as well....the message is just too valuable not to thoroughly absorb visually and audibly to learn and take the action I know I need to make, yet didn't know why or how to move forward....Awesome book. Thank you for this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bentley Pleasant Grove, UT, United States 05-06-13
    Bentley Pleasant Grove, UT, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2013

    I love books that helps me grow.

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    "To the point"

    This book is one of my favorites. He gets right to the point. Great system to figure out whats important to you and focus your time on those things because the truth is you do have time to do everything that is out there for you to do.

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    Ben P. Seattle, WA 12-26-12
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    Would you try another book from Peter Bregman and/or Peter Bregman?

    Maybe, if it received high reviews.


    Would you recommend 18 Minutes to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure. There are some interesting parts. The end was a bit boring and void of much value, but still worth it overall


    What three words best describe Peter Bregman’s voice?

    Friendly, intelligent, light-hearted


    Do you think 18 Minutes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


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    Ahmad 12-31-12
    Ahmad 12-31-12
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    "Not worth the price"

    Mostly obvious life lessons wrapped in cliche allegories. This book should be tossed into the $0.89 bin where it belong. It would be like paying $20 for a hot dog to a street vendor, ridiculous.

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    john Broomfield, CO, United States 10-07-11
    john Broomfield, CO, United States 10-07-11 Member Since 2014

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    What did you like best about 18 Minutes? What did you like least?

    I've listened to it once and enjoyed the new concepts I learned and was not familiar with


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I've grown tired of hearing the word


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Bregman’s performances?

    No probably not


    Could you see 18 Minutes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Don't see that happening


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    aiden SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 11-13-11
    aiden SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 11-13-11
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    "not so good"

    I feel like I just waisted my money listening to this person. if their is a refund I will be glad to apply for it to get my money back. he is so boring and you don't get no benefit from his idea or writhing.

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful

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