Timeboxing: The Power of Doing One Thing at a Time

St. Martin’s Essentials. Mar. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781250340153. pap. $16. SELF-HELP
Tech company CEO Zao-Sanders published an article related to timeboxing in the Harvard Business Review that inspired this book. The author emphasizes that the concept of timeboxing is not new and can be adopted by anyone, as it basically synthesizes the to-do list with a daily calendar. He promotes the benefits of timeboxing and provides guidance on how readers can implement this practice to save time and complete more tasks without feeling overwhelmed. Zao-Sanders offers hands-on activities that allow readers to experiment with timeboxing practices and suggests tips on how to avoid pitfalls that might derail this method, such as distractions or rushing through tasks. He also includes timeboxing testimonials from around the world. Zao-Sanders notes that readers may have to try out or alter certain timeboxing techniques, as it is a flexible method not set in stone.
VERDICT Timeboxing is a mindset and a method that could assist readers in staying focused when completing any type of task. Written in a pragmatic, straightforward style, this book is highly recommended for anyone seeking to improve their time-management skills.
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