As Allcott's first book, this must not be the last, if this is how he advocates managing productivity in the modern work place, I want to know more about his approach to other aspects of working life in the 21st Century!
How to be a Productivity Ninja is written clearly: it is humorous and insightful, with logical and detailed chapters, recognising the tyranny faced by millions on a daily basis coping with barrages of emails, frequent interruptions and the myriad of distractions we face, and how to utilise these, e.g. phone apps, to our advantage. This book is a joy to read and every page is filled with real life examples, detailed suggestions and practical solutions to ensure the worker's efforts are utilised to their best. There is even an interesting section about healthy lifestyles, including meditation, which whilst seemingly obvious and in the latter, recently recognised as a successful treatment for a range of health issues, often lacks focus in similar books.
Thoroughly recommended to all service industry officers, anyone using work email and those wanting to enjoy their work more, feel less anxious about their growing 'to do list' and 'get things done' effectively, with less stress.
Allcott is one to watch and one to emulate. The money and energy spent buying and reading this book will reap rewards! Get moving folks, we CAN achieve what we need to in the office, and start 2013 as you mean to go on, do your first Productive thing and purchase this book for yourself and your loved ones! We all need strategies to get things done in our age of information overload and this book holds it all!