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Cut to the Chase: And 99 Other Rules to Liberate Yourself and Gain Back the Gift of Time

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Just before CEO and consultant Stuart Levine appeared on the Today Show to promote his bestselling book The Six Fundamentals of Success, cohost Matt Lauer said to him, "You know what really drives me nuts? When people come into my office for a five-minute conversation and an hour later, they're still there! Why can't they cut to the chase?"Lauer's question echoed the conce ...more
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Published January 1st 2007 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2006)
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False Millennium
Basic rules for the workplace. Things I pretty much knew, but sometimes it's nice to go back and reinforce those principles. Where I disagree with him is on the subject of toxic people. He takes the traditional belief of distancing yourself from them in the work place. Maintaining a professional level. My own experience, over years of working with some real psychotics is that they won't let you distance yourself, and if you attempt to do they, they will create a scene. Even the author admits one ...more
Allisonperkel
A solid book; light on substance, high on concept. If you find yourself overwhelmed at work, this book does have a few ideas on how to gain back some of your time. The majority of the ideas boil down to taking in less information, empowering the people around you, and knowing when to, politely, bring someone around to their point.

Most of the information here has been presented elsewhere. What Mr Levine does bring is a concise, crisp summation together into one short, easy to read book. This is
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Matt Burgess
Cut to the Chase and 99 Other Rules to Liberate Yourself and Gain Back the Gift of Time (2006), Stuart Levine
I absolutely loved everything about Cut to the Chase by Stuart Levine from the metallic blue book jacket to the last chapter. If you are an amateur or professional time manager, I'll bet you will enjoy this book as much as me. Usually, I would say 99 chapters is a little much and I will say it would be tough to remember all 99 rules Levine presents. However, in each chapter he cuts to the
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Eva
Notes from Kindle:

If you’re not comfortable saying “You’re killing me,” try “Time out.”

It’s not always about you.

Know when you’re not needed.

Don’t grandstand.

When you’ve concluded the meeting and discussed all the points you wished to cover, ask the other people you’re meeting with if they need anything else from you. If not, recap any next steps you’ve agreed upon and let them know when they’ll be hearing from you again. Then thank them for their time. Close the conversation cleanly with someth
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Melissa
Quick read with good tips. Next step, re-read to apply one tip each day.
Sus
If I were the kind of fast-paced, hard-driving guy the author makes himself out to be, I probably would have gotten more out of this book. With the kind of work I do, it's all about relationships and helping people, which doesn't fit at all with most of his ideas. It was invigorating, though.
Jessica
Lots of good rules for taking back your time and being more productive, especially in the professional sphere. Some of the rules are easy to translate to other areas of life, and some are not. I like that he has a clear and concise style, and provides quick examples of how to use a rule.
Fredrica
This book is the reminder of how to govern oneself with others, so that you don't come out on the losing end all the time. This is a must read. It can be read in one day, or an hour if you have time. Simple facts of life, but quick. The book does cut to the chase.
Jan Koch
This is a quick read and a good review of things you know and those you intuitively know. I read it in preparation for facilitating a meeting.
Jesse Duncan
: talk about multitasking and smart working. not the most fun read ever, but practical and worthwhile habits to implement in ones life.
Lori Grant
A should-read book on time management which is a critical competency as you manage your career or startup.
Peter Thomas
chalk full of real-life advice that you can actually put into use and it was practical.
Tom
Has a couple of good points I can apply to my own situation. Quick read.
Ahmed Q
i found it very useful book

give idea , give ways 2 tidy your ways
Frank Coleman
Very quick read, I enjoyed it! Very practical advice.
Hksupercool
The book is very good. You should buy it.
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I got this to help me be more efficient at work.
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