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Getting Things Done by David Allen

About the Author
David Allen is the internationally bestselling author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything. He is the chairman and founder of the David Allen Company, a global management and consulting company, widely recognized as the world’s leading authority in developing personal and organization capacity.

Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity

Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity

Review
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, “flow”, “mind like water”, and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you’d almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-dos clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists–all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you’re working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organised, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed “the personal productivity guru”, suggests that instead of meditating on crouching tigers and hidden dragons while you wait for a plane, you should unsheathe that high-tech sabre known as the mobile phone and attack that list of calls you need to return.)

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Making it All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life

Making it All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life

Product Description
David Allen’s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia. Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve focus, control, and perspective. Throw out everything you know about productivity- Making It All Work will make life and work a game you can win. For those who have already experienced the clarity of mind from reading Getting Things Done, Making It All Work will take the process to the next level. David Allen shows us how to excel in dealing with our daily commitments, the unexpected, and the information overload that threatens to drown us. Making It All Work provides an instantly usable, success-building tool kit for staying ahead of the game. Making It All Work addresses: how to figure out where you are in life and what you need; how to be your own consultant and a CEO of your life; moving from hope to trust in decision-making; when not to set goals; harnessing intuition, spontaneity, and serendipity; and why life is like business and business is like life

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The Mind Gym

The Mind Gym: Wake Your Mind Up

The Mind Gym: Wake Your Mind Up

Review
** ‘It’s a bit like going to the gym; the more you exercise your brain, the more it will grow’ Professor Susan Greenfield ** Existing Mind Gym clients have said: ‘The Mind Gym offers practical solutions that work’ * ‘Absolutely brilliant; makes me feel as though I have a sneaky advantage over colleagues, friends, family and lovers’ * ‘It has given me ideas as to how to get my brain to think in a different way’

Financial Times -‘Re-invent yourself in 90 minutes’

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The Mind Gym : Give Me Time

The Mind Gym : Give Me Time

Review
‘What’s next? The Mind Gym’ Newsweek ** ‘Success without the sweat’ Financial Times ** ‘Think short, punchy fun’ Guardian ** ‘Send your mind for a workout’ Daily Telegraph ** ‘Inventive about techniques to deal with everyday problems’ Times ** ‘Definitely something to think about’ Independent on Sunday ** ‘Accessible, fun and fascinating’ Woman and Home ** ‘Tasty little exercises to get you thinking quicker than ever before’ Tatler** ‘Business book of the week’ Money Week

MONEY WEEK – ‘Business book of the week’

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The Mind Gym: Relationships

The Mind Gym: Relationships

Review
‘What’s next? The Mind Gym’ Newsweek ‘Success without the sweat’ – Financial Times ‘Think short, punchy fun’ – Guardian ‘Send your mind for a workout’ Daily Telegraph ‘Inventive about techniques to deal with everyday problems’ The Times ‘Definitely something to think about’ – Independent on Sunday ‘Accessible, fun and fascinating’ Woman and Home ‘Tasty little exercises to get you thinking quicker than ever before’ – Tatler ‘Business book of the week’ – Money Week

Product Description
Whether it’s the boss, clients, friends or lovers, getting relationships right matters. This book shows how to make yours shine. Drawing on the latest research and the experience of 500,000 people who use The Mind Gym, Relationships reveals how to: be loved, respected and even obeyed; build trust in moments that lasts for years; turn an angry argument into an unbreakable bond; get on with people who don’t get on with anyone else; and repair a broken relationship so it’s stronger than ever. You don’t even need to read this book. Fill in the questionnaire at the beginning and discover which chapters will help you and which to skip. Even better, you get free membership for The Mind Gym Online. And all royalties will go to The Mind Gym Foundation, a programme to help young people improve their lives by thinking differently. If you can find a gym that does more for less, we’ll come with you.

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MindMapping

The Mind Map Book (Mind Set)

The Mind Map Book (Mind Set)

Product Description

The Mind Map Book introduces a revolutionary system of planning and note-taking that has already changed the lives of millions of people across the globe.

The Mind Map, which has been called the ‘Swiss army knife for the brain’, is a ground-breaking, note-taking technique that is already used by more than 250 million people worldwide and has taken the educational and business world by storm.

This book, the definitive full-colour illustrated edition of The Mind Map Book (Tony and Barry Buzan’s multi-million-copy bestseller) introduces you to the fundamental operational principles of the ultimate bio-computer – your brain!

In addition to helping you maximise your brain power, the book also features a range of stimulating exercises and a lavish and inspirational collection of photographs and original Mind Maps that illustrate the technique.

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The Ultimate Book of Mind Maps

The Ultimate Book of Mind Maps

Review
‘One of the world’s leading thinkers ! his brain-storming techniques have boosted the confidence and ability of his followers around the world.’ DAILY MAIL ‘Tony Buzan is Mr Memory ! endorsed by government ministers, Mensa brainiacs and MDs alike.’ METRO ‘The whole world should Mind Map.’ THE EXPRESS ‘Tony Buzan will do for the brain what Stephen Hawking did for the universe.’ THE TIMES ‘The biggest name in memory’ THE NEW YORKER

Product Description
This book is the definitive guide to Mind Mapping. Tony Buzan has changed the lives of millions with “Mind Maps”, his revolutionary system of note-taking that will help you excel in every area of your life. This practical full-colour book shows how this incredible thinking tool works and how you can use it to achieve your full potential. The “Ultimate Book of Mind Maps” will help you: come up with brilliant ideas, find inspired solutions to any problem, create more time for yourself, set goals and achieve them, motivate yourself and others, and remember anything you want when you want colour illustrated throughout. This definitive guide is packed full of examples of amazing thinking tools and practical Mind Map examples, including running a meeting, preparing for an interview, starting up a new venture, planning family events, shopping for gifts, designing a garden, getting fit, and writing a speech for a wedding. It can even help you plan your ideal future!

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Mind Maps at Work: How to be the Best at Work and Still Have Time to Play

Mind Maps at Work: How to be the Best at Work and Still Have Time to Play

Product Description

Tony Buzan has done it again.

Mind Maps at Work takes a fresh and exuberant look at how Mind Maps can keep you one step ahead of your colleagues at work. Full of practical tips, exercises and inspiring casestudies of people from all career backgrounds, it will help you unlock your reservoirs of creativity and find the fulfilment at work you know you deserve. Tony Buzan is the world-renowned inventor of Mind Maps who has helped hundreds of highly successful international businesses and organisations. In this inspiring new book he shows how you too can use Mind Maps to achieve greater satisfaction and success at work AND still have time to play. Mind Maps help you tap into your brain’s full potential by using a combination of colour, image and association. Mind Maps at Work will help you: * Brainstorm and solve the toughest of problems * Set goals and achieve them * Reinvent your career, business strategy or brand * Pinpoint your priorities and multi-task with ease * Deliver excellent presentations with confidence * Maintain work–life balance * Bring out the best in yourself and others

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Speed Reading

The Speed Reading Book: The Revolutionary Approach to Increasing Reading Speed, Comprehension and General Knowledge

The Speed Reading Book: The Revolutionary Approach to Increasing Reading Speed, Comprehension and General Knowledge

Product Description

Tony’s innovative approach to this subject makes speed reading easy to understand, enabling you to apply it immediately to all aspects of your life. It’s fun as well! An ideal tool for students, teachers, executives – indeed, anyone eager to improve the speed, comprehension and quality of their reading.

From the Back Cover

Tony’s innovative approach to this subject makes speed reading easy to understand, enabling you to apply it immediately to all aspects of your life. It’s fun as well! An ideal tool for students, teachers, executives – indeed, anyone eager to improve the speed, comprehension and quality of their reading.

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Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Book Description
A previous National Director of Education for Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics presents his do-it-yourself program for increasing reading speed and boosting comprehension.”Speed reading is one of the truly useful educational ideas of the last few years, and this book can be the least expensive and most efficient way you can learn it.” –William Proxmire, United States Senator

The perfect answer to today’s information explosion, Peter Kump’s rapid reading method has already helped thousands of people to read up to eight times faster, with better concentration and retention.

This program brings together the best of what classroom speed reading courses have to offer, and distills fundamental principles and skills that can be learned at home with the help of the drills and exercises provided. And because it lets readers choose their own material and set their own pace, it’s the ideal method for busy people juggling a full schedule.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading makes conquering information overload a reality. So whether it’s cutting down on that backlog of business reports and technical matter or scaling that mountain of newspapers and leisure reading, getting up to speed is only a matter of time and practice.

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The 4  Hour Work Week

The 4-hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

The 4-hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Product Description
Tim Ferriss has trouble defining what he does for a living. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: ‘I race motorcycles in Europe’, ‘I ski in the Andes’, ‘I scuba dive in Panama’, ‘I dance tango in Buenos Aires’. He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the ‘New Rich’, a fast-growing subculture that has abandoned the ‘deferred-life plan’ and instead mastered the new currencies – time and mobility – to create a new way of living. Why wait a lifetime for your retirement when you can enjoy luxury now? Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing first class world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with no management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you: how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want; how blue chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs; how to eliminate 50 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; how exchange your career for life for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’; how to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair; how to cultivate selective ignorance – and create time – with a low-information diet; how to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50-80 per cent off; how to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office; and learn about this and more to live the life you want – now.

About the Author
Tim Ferriss gives an immensely popular bi-yearly lecture at Princeton called Drug Dealing for Fun and Profit. He speaks six languages; holds a world record in tango; is a national Chinese kickboxing champion; and has appeared on a hit TV series in China and Hong Kong. Ferriss’s writing has appeared in publications ranging from The Economist to Maxim magazine and he will be a main character in the upcoming feature-length documentary As Seen on TV, produced by Emmy Award-winner Dan Partland. See the website: http://www.4hourworkweek.com

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