Dan S. Kennedy's No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs, Second Edition, was brand new at the library last week. I saw it and thought it sounded interesting. So I took it out and started reading.
As the title suggests, Kennedy offers a lot of useful tips for entrepreneurs to manage their time wisely. Many of his ideas may seem radical and counter-intuitive in ways, such as advocating that you set your own rules for other people to respect - if they refuse, then you may not want to do business with them. Likewise, you should eliminate people he dubs "Time Vampires" from your life. At the beginning of the book, Kennedy says that you might not want to use all of his methods, and that is fine as it is your life. But his methods have worked for him and the countless other people who have used them, so it's probably worth a shot to try them.
That being said, I very quickly found I didn't like Kennedy's writing style. I don't know how many times he would tell you to check out the discussion from one of his other books rather than actually discussing whatever point he's making. He also constantly advocated for services and methods from his friends and clients. All of this made me feel like he was constantly trying to sell me something; I really resented it.
So all in all, I thought this book was okay for the time management tips, but I disliked it because of the writing. If you're an entrepreneur who is looking for help getting to the next level, you'll probably find this book rather helpful. But I'm sure there are other books on time management out there that aren't trying to sell you things as you read. Unfortunately I cannot recommend anything because this is the first such book that I've read.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
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