18 Minutes by Peter Bregman
Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

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Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns, 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 which 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 book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.
 

About Peter Bregman

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Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, a global management consultancy where he is the advisor to CEOs as well as to their top management teams on leadership and workplace issues. He is based in New York City.
 
Published September 28, 2011 by Business Plus. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The 18 minutes in Harvard Business Review columnist and business consultant Bregman’s (Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change, 2007) plan, not revealed until well into the book, include one minute every working hour to contemplate how effectively the carefully plotted previous hour was us...

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Publishers Weekly

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Bregman has taken the advice from his popular Harvard Business Review columns and turned it into a book for people who feel that they don't have enough hours in the day to do what they need to do. He

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Bregman has taken the advice from his popular Harvard Business Review columns and turned it into a book for people who feel that they don't have enough hours in the day to do what they need to do.

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Peter Bregman's 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done is a ...

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Peter Bregman's 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done is a wonderful self-help book which provides readers valuable advice on how to cope in a fast-paced world plagued by too much change and disequilibrium.

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City Book Review

By organizing his book into four parts, Peter Bregman helps readers systematically reclaim their lives and focus on what they want to achieve.

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Small Business Trends

And if you find yourself ending each day tired and feeling like you didn’t get to where you wanted be, then reading this book will help you pinpoint the time takers that leaves your days and spirit unfulfilled.

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Psych Central

In 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, Peter Bregman doesn’t offer a slew of strategies to accomplish all your activities per day.

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US Daily Review

And I know better.’” Among the book’s many objectives, one will find how to: “Identify the four elements – your strengths, weaknesses, uniqueness, and passions – that form the foundation of your success and happiness…and time well spent.” “Focus your year on only five things and decline everyt...

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Harvard Business Review

Create an established time to second-guess yourself, a time when you know your commitment won’t be weakened by the temptations of the moment.

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Harvard Business Review

If you want to change the culture, you have to change the stories.”.

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Harvard Business Review

So I ate a quick snack and then ignored every distracting urge I had for two hours — no email, no phone calls, no cute Youtube videos — until I finished my piece, which I did with 30 minutes to spare.

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