odds with the system o billable hours in accounting or law rms and theemphasis on hours logged at the oce in most occupations.Last, this book is not selling snake oil. In the 1830s, some authors sug-gested that one could succeed only by ollowing a special diet, sleepingon a hard bed, or abstaining rom masturbation!
More recently, othershave urged quick xes like holding many short meetings or working onlya ew hours per week. There are no miracle cures in this book. Most o my recommendations call or rigorous thinking and disciplined behaviorsustained over long time periods.
sPEcific And PrActicAL AdvicE
This book is organized into ve main parts, each with two or three chap-ters. The end o each chapter includes specic and practical “takeaways”—lessons to be learned.
the book—setting goals with explicit priorities, ocus-ing on the nal results, and not sweating the small stu.
in a disciplined manner. It contains chapters on orga-nizing your daily routine, managing your travel sched-ule, and running ecient meetings.
that are critical to becoming a successul proessional.It contains chapters on improving your reading com-prehension, writing abilities, and eectiveness in publicspeaking.