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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Bentley
  • Elk Ridge, Utah, United States
  • 05-06-13

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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Some interesting bits

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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • aiden
  • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States
  • 11-13-11

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.

2 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • john
  • Broomfield, CO, United States
  • 10-07-11

just okay

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

1 of 8 people found this review helpful