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The Productivity TIP System: Organizing Your Time, Information, and People by Laura Stack

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Introduction

When I was in college in the mid-eighties, I attended my first time management course.  The instructor told us to write down our schedules for the entire day, including the specific time we would work on each task.  I dutifully wrote up-to-the minute agendas, detailing what I would do that day…”from 8:00 to 8:30, I’ll do this…from 8:30 to 9:10, I’ll do this…”  

 

Back then, I could pretty much keep up with it, and the day usually went as planned.  When something unexpected arose, it was fairly easy to adjust my plan.  Then things started to change: Technology exploded—voice mail, email, and the Internet entered the scene—and the productivity game changed forever.  Today, if you attempt to write out every minute of your day, the ...

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