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ISBN: 1885167679
Author: Vince Poscente
Language: English
Publisher: Bard Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)
Pages: 231
Category: Management & Leadership
Subcategory: Money
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 525
Size Fb2: 1469 kb
Size ePub: 1694 kb
Size Djvu: 1811 kb
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Forget slow and steady wins the race. The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. He empowers you to take control of your time, your tasks, your priorities, and your talents, and start making life everything you want it to be.

Is our 24/7, CrackBerry, more-faster-now culture eating us alive or setting us free? . In The Age of Speed, Vince Poscente teaches you the value of speeding up while eliminating unnecessary activities and busy work.

Is our 24/7, CrackBerry, more-faster-now culture eating us alive or setting us free? For everyone feeling trampled by the speed of life and business. I truly understand now why I was feeling so overwhelmed yet appeared to be getting busier while accomplishing very little. This is a must read for every executive who is feeling the bite of globalization and technological inundation.

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As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your . I knew that The Age of Speed was a business book when I bought it but I kept applying the numerous examples and ideas to my personal life as well.

As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. We have three kids and I put in some hefty hours. Learning how to get balance things and get ahead of all the busyness is probably the most valuable thing I gained from reading Poscente's latest book. I just purchased one each for my staff because it is a fun, quick, informative read.

counterintuitive notion of embracing speed rather than coping with it will change the way people . The topic - learning how to thrive in this age of technology - ought to have been riveting.

counterintuitive notion of embracing speed rather than coping with it will change the way people live and work. Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust. Random House Publishing Group. Essentially, it all boils down to using technology to reduce your time on routine tasks so you can free up time to do what you like to do.

The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work . Poscente holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.

The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work with case studies drawn from renegade companies such as Snapple, Netflix, Samsung, and Geico. At the age of thirty, Vince Poscente learned that 1. 72 seconds could forever change a life. A highly regarded and sought-after business consultant, Poscente works with leading corporations around the nation and across industry lines. Snag.

Seek out speed and celebrate it as your most powerful tool in the global race for better business, a better life, and a better world

Seek out speed and celebrate it as your most powerful tool in the global race for better business, a better life, and a better world. Michael Lister, Chairman and CEO, JACKSON HEWITT, INC. "In a very fun, engaging, and information style, Vince Poscente illuminates how to navigate our new world of more, faster, now. His counterintuitive notion of embracing speed rather than coping with it will change the way people live and work.

co/VmSyx For everyone feeling trampled by the speed of life and business, author Vince Poscente reveals how to get ahead of the rush once and for all in The Age of Speed. Unravelling the notion that in today’s world we need. The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work with case studies drawn from renegade companies such as Snapple, Netflix, Samsung, and Geico.

Is our 24/7, CrackBerry, more-faster-now culture eating us alive or setting us free? For everyone feeling trampled by the speed of life and business, author Vince Poscente reveals why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for our time-starved era. The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work with case studies drawn from renegade companies such as Netflix, Geico, and Nintendo. With smart personal revelations, addictively clever pop science, practical case studies, and a fresh voice, The Age of Speed is a fast, fun read.

Comments:

Vudogal
Sure most of it has been covered before and in depth by other authors, but none quite as simply and refreshingly as Poscente has done in The Age of Speed. For the detractors my advice "lighten up!"
Poscente does not offer dry, professorial content pregnant with obfuscation but rather snap-quick anecdotal insights that despite appearances to the contrary are well-researched and attributed.
If a reader longs for the grad school stuff there is plenty of that out there but for those who want practical ideas with immediate application and understanding then read The Age of Speed. As one reviewer observed...the concepts as simple as there are, keep popping back up in my head weeks after I finished the book.

If there was one book I would recommend reading on the subject or the increasingly fast pace of our professional and personal lives this would definitely be it.
The Sinners from Mitar
I was hoping this brief volume would provide some insight into the psychological underpinnings of today's instant-gratification, hyper-connected world (Cell Phones, SMS, RIM Blackberry's, iPhones etc.) and ramifications for the future. What I got instead were some commentary and observations that were so obvious, they could easily pass for a high school term paper. Any adult reading this book and finding the author's common-sense observations to be a revelation might instead want to consider remedial life skills training.

This book is much more hype/marketing than substance, and unless you want an unhealthy rise in blood pressure from the growing anger you'll feel with every page turn (at how you've been duped into spending your hard earned money on this garbage), my advice is to look elsewhere.

I decided to resign this book to where it would have the most impact and do the most good. After removing the hard cover, the remaining pages were placed in the mixed paper recycling bin.
Pad
Strengths: 1) the book reads fast. 2) author uses terrific analogies. 3) subject matter is current and relevant. Shortcomings: 1) Book falls short on developing the work-life balance and crushing workload issues. Little substance. (2) Many of the presented solutions (delegating, take next actions, don't multi-task, etc) have been covered far more effectively by David Allen in his 2 books (Getting Things Done / Ready for Anything). Read the Publishers Weekly Review above for a review that nails it.
Blackredeemer
About two chapters into this book I realized that the build up that I was hoping for was not going to come. I buckled down and kept an open mind that I might be able to grab some substance in the following chapters. This never quite happened.

The play on scientific studies and company examples barely scratched the surface. I don't recall more than one given example of any single point.
Memuro
excellent service and book
Moralsa
The book is redundant and a very slow read.
Nothing but common sense - set a goal and go for it
Falya
Heard him speak and the book just reinforced his message
Years ago, I traveled and spoke on time management. I stopped doing that after I realized that there was something inconsistent about wasting several hours in airport lines while presenting myself as an expert on time management. Vince Poscente had all kinds of options for what kind of book he'd write on the subject of speed. He chose to write a book that's a quick read. That seems fitting.

The book has 36 short chapters, with four pages probably the average length. Nearly every chapter serves to make only one point. The book is in eight sections, each of which is about the length of a normal book chapter. To me, those are the actual chapters.

But it's more useful to see this book as consisting of four parts:

In part one, Poscente describes our age of speed and gives his take on how we got to where we are. Then, he shows that speed isn't good or bad in itself. It's what you do with it that counts.

In part two, he looks at how people cope (or not) with speed. He presents four profiles:

1. Zeppelins are slow-moving folks who have a tough time maneuvering or changing course quickly. They are dangerous and potentially explosive.
2. Balloons just happily float along. They don't seek speed and don't need to. They interact with our fast culture only from a distance.
3. Bottle rockets embrace speed, but do so without a real purpose. They can blow up in your face.
4. Jets move very fast, but have outstanding records for reaching their destinations safe and intact.

In part three, he presents three "A" characteristics that really matter in our age of speed: agility, aerodynamics (reducing drag), and alignment. This is modern time management material, and his spin on it is personalized but accurate.

Part four consists of a final titled section and one untitled section. The final titled section is titled, "Harnessing the Power of Speed" and it consists of three chapters. Unfortunately, Poscente seems winded by the time he gets here and this part is a little too lean. It should provide answers to the challenges described earlier in the book but it doesn't quite fill the bill.

This section is followed by three chapters "Conclusion," "Applications" and "Tips and Tricks from the Age of Speed." While useful, these are also overly lean.

Does it deliver?

Being a book on speed, it doesn't have cumbersome analysis. But there is some light analysis and there is some insight. Given the smallish size and the subject matter, this seems about right to me.

However, I suspect Poscente went a little too fast in writing this book. Remember the old saw, "I wrote real slow, 'cause I know you can't read fast?" Kind of the opposite applies here. As a reader, I felt the author wrote too fast--as if he made a connection between how fast he wrote and how fast the reader would read.

The execution could have been thought out a little better to make the book come across as a unique work rather than a compilation of existing material. What do I mean by that? Maybe it isn't the case, but it seems to me that Poscente wrote much of this book by using PowerPoint slides for the core material and just expanding a little on each one. Especially in certain places (such as "Tips and Tricks" and "Four Profiles"), I got this impression. For people who want a quick read about speed and some ideas to think about, the results are probably fine.

Some readers will be disappointed because the book doesn't get very deep, and it doesn't provide a structured game plan for the reader to consider implementing. But then, the book doesn't claim to provide any such thing. It's not a "how to" manual. The subtitle is "Learning to thrive...." and that means an attitude adjustment, not a procedural adjustment. On this score, the book delivers.

I think it makes a good addition to a library on related topics such as productivity, time management, and work/life balance. On that last topic, Poscente provides a viewpoint that would be of immense benefit to probably 80% of readers. I'm keeping a copy in my own library.

There's also a layout aspect of the book that might set some people off. I can't recall seeing any other book that wastes so much paper. It's a small book, but probably 20% of the pages are either blank or nearly blank. You don't get "thud factor" with a small paperback to begin with, so I'm not sure of the purpose in doing that. Perhaps it is to help give the reader a feeling of fast progress through the book.

The drawbacks (perceived or real) of this book don't cancel out its benefits. I think anyone who hasn't absolutely mastered time management will find some benefit in this book and anybody who feels exhausted or overwhelmed by the demands of today will benefit immensely.

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