The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done
In a compelling business fable, "The Myth of Multitasking" confronts a popular idea that has come to define our hectic, work-a-day world. This simple yet powerful book shows clearly why multitasking is, in fact, a "lie" that wastes time and costs money. Far from being efficient, multitasking actually damages productivity and relationships at work and at home.
NEWS & OPINION: Being Irreplaceable
Posted June 2, 2010, 5:59 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureAs the economy and job market continue to climb back on their feet, a few books have been published that address the 'survivors' on a personal level, the most notable being Seth Godin's Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? In it, the author describes the characteristics that define a person who brings value to the work, groups, and experiences they are involved in. On one hand a personal development book, on the other hand, it's an economic development book, as it addresses how we as individuals can contribute to turning things around for the companies we work for in the process. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: The 2008 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards - Fables & Parables
Posted December 9, 2008, 9:25 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureThe books on our 2008 shortlist for the Fables & Parables Category are: The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann (Portfolio, January 2008) Putting another person's needs before yours is the main principle in this business parable. Burg and Mann offer five "laws" to follow in order to become a real "go-giver": Value, Compensation, Influence, Authenticity and Receptivity. Understanding how to be a go-giver may just be the best kept secret that everyone should know about in the business world. Read more
STAFF PICKS: The Myth of Multitasking
Posted August 28, 2008, 2:00 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureIt seems we all "multitask" these days. . . Read more
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