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The Art Of Procrastination

Author : John Perry
ISBN : 9780761175001
Genre : Self-Help
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This is not a book for Bill Gates. Or Hillary Clinton, or Steven Spielberg. Clearly they have no trouble getting stuff done. For the great majority of us, though, what a comfort to discover that we’re not wastrels and slackers, but doers . . . in our own way. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to philosopher John Perry, you can accomplish a lot by putting things off. He calls it “structured procrastination”: In 1995, while not working on some project I should have been working on, I began to feel rotten about myself. But then I noticed something. On the whole, I had a reputation as a person who got a lot done and made a reasonable contribution. . . . A paradox. Rather than getting to work on my important projects, I began to think about this conundrum. I realized that I was what I call a structured procrastinator: a person who gets a lot done by not doing other things. Celebrating a nearly universal character flaw, The Art of Procrastination is a wise, charming, compulsively readable book—really, a tongue-in-cheek argument of ideas. Perry offers ingenious strategies, like the defensive to-do list (“1. Learn Chinese . . .”) and task triage. He discusses the double-edged relationship between the computer and procrastination—on the one hand, it allows the procrastinator to fire off a letter or paper at the last possible minute; on the other, it’s a dangerous time suck (Perry counters this by never surfing until he’s already hungry for lunch). Or what may be procrastination’s greatest gift: the chance to accomplish surprising, wonderful things by not sticking to a rigid schedule. For example, Perry wrote this book by avoiding the work he was supposed to be doing—grading papers and evaluating dissertation ideas. How lucky for us.
Category: Self-Help

Don T Buy This Book Now

Author : John Perry
ISBN : 9788184759198
Genre : Literary Collections
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Are you someone who likes to put off until tomorrow what you could do today? Do you draw up to-do lists, only to get frustrated that you aren’t able to follow them through? This delightful book argues that procrastinators are often perfectionists, and structured procrastinating---doing one thing as a way of not doing something else---is sometimes extremely effective. And if you’re still stuck with that list of things to do, here is advice on how to tweak it so that it becomes more manageable: put something daunting, like “Learn Chinese” or “Renovate kitchen”, at the top; cleaning the house or doing the laundry is a great way to not do those things. Written with wry humour and peppered with a wealth of insights, Don’t Buy This Book Now! The Art of Procrastination proposes an ingenious programme for getting things done by putting them off; it’s a must-read for anyone who has ever accused themselves of being a slacker.
Category: Literary Collections


Author : Frank Partnoy
ISBN : 9781847658180
Genre : Psychology
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Warren Buffett compares stock trading to great athletes: they excel not because of fast neurological responses, but because of their ability to delay as long as possible before reacting. Successful CEOs, fire fighters, and military officers all know how to manage delay to gather as much information as possible to get the results they need. In Wait, Frank Partnoy argues that decisions of all kinds, whether 'snap' or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal. Apologies are better received if they are not rushed and people who can defer gratification are happier and more successful than those who must have everything now. Partnoy demonstrates that the ability to wait is crucial to getting the right answer and that gut instincts are often wrong.
Category: Psychology

The End Of Procrastination

Author : Petr Ludwig
ISBN : 9781250308061
Genre : Business & Economics
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Simple, science-based tools to stop procrastination Even with overflowing inboxes, thousands of unread notifications, and unmet deadlines, most people still can’t manage to take control of their time and stop procrastinating. The End of Procrastination tackles this ubiquitous issue head on, helping you stop putting off work and reclaim your time. Author Petr Ludwig shows that ending procrastination is more than a wise time management strategy—it’s essential to developing a sense of purpose and leading a happier more fulfilled life. The keys to overcoming procrastination are simple. With eight clear, approachable tools—from quick daily worksheets to shift your perspective to to-do lists that actually help you get things done—The End of Procrastination provides everything you need to change the way you manage your time and live your life. Based on the latest research, The End of Procrastination synthesizes over one hundred scientific studies to create a program that is based on the way our brains actually work. By understanding exactly why procrastination happens and how our brains respond to motivation and self-discipline, the book provides readers with the knowledge to conquer procrastination on an everyday basis.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of Possible

Author : Kate Tojeiro
ISBN : 9780993236921
Genre : Science
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The Art of Possible reveals how the most unlikely of catalysts lead Kate Tojeiro to write a book about her experiences from working with some of the world's greatest leaders to interviewing the elite in sport and many inspirational people from all walks of life. Everyone irrespective of talent, wealth or privilege, has to face down their fears, conquering things that we may have considered impossible. It isn’t comfortable, but when we conquer it, it is what makes life truly memorable and really worth living. By asking the hard questions and examining how and why we do certain things, The Art of Possible encourages you to get comfortable with discomfort daily. Written as a journal, it is set out to help you get to the heart of whatever it is that you’re seeking to achieve and then find the techniques and actions that will make the difference to you. Do you want to: Do something you’ve always wanted to but never thought you could? Widen your horizons? Try something new ? Embrace new challenges? Conquer self-doubt, self-criticism and fear? Follow your dreams and passions? From her experience as an executive coach at global power-players, including Google, Accenture, Rio Tinto, Oracle and Barclays to interviews with the elite in sport, using the latest in neuroscience, Kate shares the actions that will enable you to realise your potential faster and more effectively. Kate Tojeiro is an executive coach to the boards, senior executives and teams at some of the largest global organizations, and also some of the most cutting edge, organically-grown start ups. She has built up a string of prestigious 100 and Fortune 500 Clients, is a regular fixture on BBC radio and a voice in the media.
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The Procrastinator S Handbook

Author : Rita Emmett
ISBN : 9780802719072
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 37.95 MB
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Almost everyone procrastinates. For some it causes problems and strains relationships at home and at work. For most people, though, procrastination is a frustrating or troublesome habit we would like to overcome. Rita Emmett will inspire you to get started. With humor and with advice drawn from her own triumph over procrastination and that of people she has met at her acclaimed seminars, she gives you proven tips and techniques for: - identifying how and why you put things off - motivating yourself to begin-and finish-unpleasant tasks - organizing your time and efforts to achieve your goals - developing strategies to move forward when stuck or reverting to old procrastination patterns Filled with useful advice and real-life stories of people who have overcome procrastination, and written with a winning touch, The Procrastinator's Handbook is as entertaining as it is helpful and rewarding. After reading it, you'll find that your self-esteem and your productivity grow.
Category: Self-Help

La Procrastinacion Eficiente

Author : John Perry
ISBN : 8496627470
Genre : Business & Economics
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Enfocado en un problema de carácter casi universal como es el de diferir las acciones para el día siguiente, éste es un libro sabio, encantador y muy fácil de leer. el autor ofrece estrategias ingeniosas para enfrentar el problema, tales como la Lista de
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of Procrastination

Author : Cheryl Leah Krueger
ISBN : 161149320X
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 53.54 MB
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How does Baudelaire's prose poetry tell (human/modern/literary) time, and how do time and narrative tell the story of the poéme en prose? Using textual analysis informed by a wide range of scholarship on Baudelaire, modernity, and narrative theory, Krueger argues that what lies beneath the genre's obvious evocation of formal and literary tensions (between verse and prose, between the lyric and the narrative) are larger questions of immortality and death. This study of Le Spleen de Paris is grounded in the recognition of a formal and thematic nexus in the prose poems, an impenetrable bond intensified by the deep connection between time and storytelling, and rendered particularly poignant for the abundant, overt references to the tyranny of time throughout this work. Simultaneously affirming and resisting both poetry and prose, Le Spleen de Paris puts off a literary choice, challenges a humanist condition, and resists a cultural mandate: progress.
Category: Literary Criticism