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While Silber's advice is commendable and practical, this book is counter-productive. Throughout "Time Management for the Creative Person", Silber gives advice for saving time, stating that he wrote the book in such a way that anyone can pick it up and begin reading it at any point. The problem is that in order for a person with no time to read the entire book to decide where they want to begin, they must peruse each chapter, or at least those chapters with titles and descriptions that interest t...
Lee Silber clearly understands "creative people," which in this book means artists, writers, actors, etc. He provides a lot of tips, usually bullet pointed, for various areas of life. The book did come out in the 90s, though, so I'd recommend skipping the chapter on technology (or read it for a fun look back at where we came from). This is a book I would read again, though I'll try to get the later edition this time.
I do not have time to read all the information that is stuffed into this book. I was hoping for some specific tips related to creativity, not pages and pages of stuff like "set up your bills for auto-pay" and "set out your clothes for the next day when you go to bed." I read about 1/2 without coming across a single new insight or tip. Also didn't find ANYTHING relevant to a person with a family and young children. Maybe just not the book for me.
This book is warmly written and gave me a few chuckles. In my quest for organization and time management, I've read a lot of books on the subject. This particular books didn't reveal a lot for me that I didn't already know, but it was fun to read from a side of things not often presented: that daydreaming can serve a purpose, and a cluttered desk isn't necessarily a cluttered mind.
I actually own this book; it was a gift for high school graduation and I never made time to read it.
A somewhat-cathartic promotion process at my job last fall really brought to light the fact that I have "issues" with Time Management, procrastination,etc. Which led me to search on Amazon for some guidance. Given the fact that this book is still only partially read....along with several others in my list.....I'm obviously still struggling with the "starts many things but finishes none" symptom....but hey...at least I'm aware of this flaw and proactively trying to work on it.:)
If you have never read anything about time management, this might be okay. But if you've heard of such things as "write down your goals and look at them daily", you won't find anything new here. I'm not sure whether it's actually a new book or an electronic reprint of an old one. It definitely reads like the latter.
Great book with lots of tips, ideas, suggestions, that are very helpful and can be used immediately.
MUST schedule time for "percolating"!
Trying to motivate & challenge the graphic designer working under me...not an easy task!
Lee Silber is motivating and great. I wish he were as popular as Pink, Covey, Maxwell and Carnegie. A decade after reading this book, I am an expert at right-brain, time management. (=