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The Myth of Multitasking: How "doing It All" Gets Nothing Done

Dave Crenshaw

"A fresh take on the problem of time wasters in our corporate and personal lives, "The Myth of Multitasking" will change your paradigm about what is productive and what is not."--Hyrum Smith, co-founder, Franklin Covey.


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Book Information

Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publish Date: 07/31/2008
Pages: 138
ISBN-13: 9780470372258
ISBN-10: 0470372257
Language: English

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August 28, 2008

The Myth of Multitasking


It seems we all "multitask" these days. . . READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 09, 2008

The books on our 2008 shortlist for the Fables & Parables Category are: The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann (Portfolio, January 2008) Putting another person's needs before yours is the main principle in this business parable. Burg and Mann offer five "laws" to follow in order to become a real "go-giver": Value, Compensation, Influence, Authenticity and Receptivity. Understanding how to be a go-giver may just be the best kept secret that everyone should know about in the business world. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

June 02, 2010

Being Irreplaceable


As the economy and job market continue to climb back on their feet, a few books have been published that address the 'survivors' on a personal level, the most notable being Seth Godin's Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? In it, the author describes the characteristics that define a person who brings value to the work, groups, and experiences they are involved in. On one hand a personal development book, on the other hand, it's an economic development book, as it addresses how we as individuals can contribute to turning things around for the companies we work for in the process. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

Full Description

In a compelling business fable, The Myth of Multitasking confronts a popular idea that has come to define our hectic, work-a-day world. This simple yet powerful book shows clearly why multitasking is, in fact, a lie that wastes time and costs money. Far from being efficient, multitasking actually damages productivity and relationships at work and at home.

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