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No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Guide to Time Productivity and Sanity

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  806 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Tick … tick … tick … can't find enough time? Find out how to use it far more wisely by the man who successfully run multiple business ventures simultaneously. Dan Kennedy has been called the "Professor of Harsh Reality" because he doesn't deal in glib, pabulum solutions and eye-rolling cliches you've heard incessantly on time management. He takes on the world of cell phone ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Entrepreneur Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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Phil Newman
Jan 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
Maybe I read an older edition, but save time with a fax machine? Really? My clients would laugh if I asked them to fax me. The author also recommends other great time savers such as taking limos instead of cabs and flying first class. Overall, I'm glad I didn't waste more time with this book. If you want to read about personal organization and tme management, read 'Getting Things Done' by David Allen! ...more
Oct 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
“No Holds Barred,” indeed—this is no idealistic Sermon on the Mount, this is a Practical Guide!

The advice begins with instructions on how to determine what your time is worth. It’s a simple calculation, based on how much money you wish to make. The more money you wish to make, the more your time is worth. From there, it is only a tiny logical step to rage against “time vampires,” those nitwits who constantly bother you [i.e., him] with niggling questions. You must rid yourself of these horrible
Oct 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: business
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Patrick Riddle
Jun 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book is in a league of its own. Dan Kennedy is here to slap you in the face so that you start respecting time, both your own and other peoples.

This one isn't like other books you've read on time management. BUY THIS BOOK! It will forever change the way you view time.
Bill Brown
Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ipad
There were some good tips in here (limit meetings, aggressively guard time) but ultimately it came across as a description of an idiosyncratic system. The second edition does make some concessions to the modern era.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you own a business this will make you laugh out loud and roll your eyes at the same time.
Wendi Lau
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Alain Burrese
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: success
I've known of Dan Kennedy for a long time, but I'd never read any of his books. "No B.S. Time Management For Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Guide To Time Productivity and Sanity" by Dan Kennedy is the first of his books I've read, and it won't be the last. I enjoyed his direct, no nonsense, approach to productivity aimed at entrepreneurs. While Kennedy is more known for his marketing instruction, he is also extremely productive and has made considerable w ...more
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
How much of your day is actually spent in productive work? Not the time you spend in your office staring at the computer screen, on the phone, checking your email, or dealing with the umpteenth question from that employee that always seems to need just another minute of your time. Productive time is the time you are actually earning money by directly working on a project.

No BS Time Management for Entrepreneurs explains that it's those little irritants and side tasks that only take a few minutes
Daniel Taylor
Dec 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Entrepreneurs, salespeople
What makes Dan Kennedy's advice on time management so compelling is his personal output. Each month he churns out several niche newsletters, and he usually has at least one book a year. Most interesting, he does these things on his terms.

As this book is time management for entrepreneurs, the first thing he does is gets you to work out your true worth per hour. This figure is different than what you find in other books because Kennedy knows that no one works eight productive hours in a day. From
Malek J.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great book, I've learned a lot from it to win more time in this time of life full of distractions!
I encourage any person who thinks that his/her time has a value to read this book, especially for Entrepreneurs because they own all of their time, no one is managing them and usually, they don't have time limits or a manager who is following them if they are behind or not !!
There are truly amazing tips!
I liked many tips like Mr. Meeting person or the part of firing your self from your own work! I f
John Allington
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I got a lot from this book, certainly enough to persuade me to read more from Dan Kennedy.
This book is full of ideas with clear instructions on implementation and whilst I have no intention of adopting all of them, several of them have already made a positive difference to my daily routine.
The only negatives for me (apart from the authors total lack of social conscience and contempt for poor people) is the usual padding found in most business books in order for it to reach the perceived necessar
Mark Manderson
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some great nuggets. Biggest takeaways:
Quantify and control your time.
Ask yourself is what I'm doing worth $(hourly wage) an hour to do it? This puts a meter on others consumption of your time and you can view the unnecessary 10 minute phone conversation just cost you $X.
Self discipline is the magic power that makes you virtually unstoppable.
Is what I am doing this minute moving me measurably closer to my goals?
The principle of massive action states to not just use 1 solution to a problem, inste
Michael J.
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-10
Minutes Matter! This is a phenomenal book on time management - probably the #2 biggest challenge for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and salespeople (#1 is mindset). The only reason somebody would rate this lower is because Dan is such a polarizing figure. Regardless of how strong Dan comes across, this book tells it like it is and is instructional in making us more focused, more efficient, and more productive. Must-read.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've been reading different books, newsletters and products from Dan Kennedy for a very long time. He has a direct approach that appeals to me. His advice isn't earth shaking, but it is done with such credibility that you know if you follow this advice you'll be the better for it. I've read both editions of this book and the later one, more contemporary, includes strategies that last. A good motivator for the new year and getting back on track. ...more
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
A quick, thought provoking book. While I can't see that many people are in a position implement all of Kennedy's strategies, it certainly made me look hard at how I was managing my time. I was reminded of several strategies I've used in the past, and picked up some new ones to try out. Worth the time. ...more
Aug 06, 2008 is currently reading it
I am one of the worst procrastinators and this book is a kick in your butt, take charge, stop letting the time vampires suck your energy type of book. This guy has no sympathy for people who are acquiescent to other people who need them on a mere whim.
Jason Waldron
Mar 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be more efficient. It's geared towards the entrepreneur, but it's really about getting more out of your time, and therefore more out of life. Time's all we have, use it wisely! ...more
Dec 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books around for time management. You absolutely must get control of your time and your life if you want to be effective for your customers and this book gives you some tangible tools.
Jason Galloway
Mar 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Quick read. I got a few nuggets out of this one. Straight forward writing can pick and choose what to ignore or initiate. Best takeaway was being cognizant of the per hour billing to keep my time focused.
Stan Horst
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
In this book, Dan applies his typical unusual perspective, his tell-it-like-it-is attitude, and his deep insights garnered from working with a myriad of businesses to the subject of time management, itself a misnomer.
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: business
Some good, but definitely not groundbreaking tips on time management. I would give a higher rating if it wasn't for the speech of the author, too high on himself, he keeps on demeaning basically anything that hasn't been done by him or his circle of friends. ...more
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a guide book not an instruction manual. The author is a successful copywriter and business consultant. He provides useful insight into time management that can improve anyone's productivity and happiness. It is a solid investment of your time and money. ...more
Deane Louise
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Loved the concepts in this book. It wasn't just ideas about how to more efficiently use your time, but also illustrated how some things rob you of time in ways you hadn't imagined. This book clarified so much for me and really brought forth a lot of "ah ha" realizations. ...more
David Van
Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
cahnged the way I do everything!! you must read this book if you are in charge of your own time.... or if you should be!!
Michele Connolly
Jan 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was looking for a refresher on productivity to start the new year off well - and this was just what I needed.

An easy, motivating read.
Niki Payne
Mar 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Easy read with some good tips on getting yourself in the mentality of productivity. I've already started to apply some of the principles so lets see how productive I will be now. Ha! ...more
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The best time management book I've ever read. I actually reread it once or twice a year to make sure I stay on track ...more
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: time-management
Great, no BS approach to time management. Kennedy fiercely protects his time and shows you how to do it too. This is a very practical book.
Christyne Richardson
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Straight forward and to the point. Dan Kennedy pulls no punches and tells it like it is.
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Dan S. Kennedy is the provocative, truth-telling author of seven popular No B.S. books, thirteen business books total; a serial, successful, multi-millionaire entrepreneur; trusted marketing advisor, consultant and coach to hundreds of private entrepreneurial clients running businesses from $1-million to $1-billion in size; and he influences well over 1-million independent business owners annually ...more

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