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  • 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

  • The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs
  • Written by: Kevin Kruse
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kruse
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Management & Leadership
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Kruse presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultraproductive people. Based on survey research and interviews with billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students, and over 200 entrepreneurs - including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes - Kruse answers the question: What are the secrets to extreme productivity?

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Great suggestions

I was able to listen to this on a Saturday, and made note of some great suggestions. I downloaded the extras, and will definitely put it into my quarterly review to measure the benefit . its long enough to add value, short enough to cover in a day. nicely done!

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great for time wasters and solutions

loved it, great for pointing out time waster activities and solutions! easy to impliment. getting started immediately.

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The author makes no mention of EMPLOYEES

The author speaks about who can benefit EXCEPT employees. Still somewhat worth listening during a commute.

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Requires more work

I was disappointed with this book, I felt I was reading a draft and not a final, polished version. I think a lot has been left on the shelf. The audio was average, and requires a professional infusion. I realize this audiobook is a few years older and perhaps it could be re-released in an updated, improved version. I think the material has potential, but I felt at times it was quite rudimentary.

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Very Helpful

This book is refreshingly clear and concise.
It lives out its message by getting life changing points across in a way that is easy to understand and apply without wasting your time by complicating the message to make it sound more profound or ground breaking.
I've used a "To Do" list for years and have always felt the stress of things piling up. This book outlines a simple and easy to apply way of dealing with the downfalls of a "to do" list with a calendar and schedule. Does it work? Well my "to do" list has never been so short, and my entire life ive never been able to structure my life enough to work out every morning until after i read this book.

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A lifeline in a morass of data and tasks!

I enjoyed listening to this. I like the rapid delivery of practical ideas and suggestions. I like the bullet point lists. I downloaded and printed the extras. I recommend this book for being practical and real.in approach. definitely ensure you can download the extras as that enhances the valuable information on how to best become more effectual and slip between all the waterweeds in ones lifestream.

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lots of powerful nuggets inside!

fantastic book! There's something in here for everyone. There are so many little golden pieces of information that are all game changers! Absolutely loved it. Listening to it again and again.

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Very useful and Adaptable

I was implementing some techniques while listening through and they really worked well. I read a lot of self improvement books and they all has to offer something. But i found this one more adaptable for day to day use and blends in easily. His resources was also very helpful

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Different Perspectives

I liked the different perspectives on procrastination. Glad I decided on this book. It is inspiring.

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Good data

Good data backing up how to be productive. My biggest take away was Some is better than None.

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  • H S
  • 2017-01-01

Powerful!

I've read many time management books, and the best tips from each are condensed into this book. There's also some new tips in this one that are completely original. This truly is the only time management book you'll need without wasting time on the other books. If you really follow the strategies in this book, you Will master your time!

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  • Marcelo Blas
  • 2016-04-28

Every word is useful information

This book has no fluff just action. Every second has useful information that can be applied immediately

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-01-02

Productivity not time management - great reminder

This was an excellent book, read by an author whose voice struck the perfect balance between a supportive friend and a coach. While much of the content of professional development and self-help books is intuitive and already known by the reader, it is often not implemented by the reader or needs to be spelled out a different way. Kruse highlights some terrific points I will no doubt try to implement with the start of 2016.

At first I was put off by the repeated reference to his website. However, I was wrong to get annoyed. The repeated emphasis enabled me to recall the master your minutes web address and visit the website when I awoke at 4 am. Then I saw that the pdf tool/resource was a great takeaway souvenir. The delivery of the audiobook was masterful. I was able to fire off at least 2 dozen of Kruse's points and capture them on paper.

Clearly the points in the book resonated. I am committed to implementing and sharing, so they will no longer be secrets.

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  • Smith
  • 2017-09-22

great ideas

easy to listen to. I wish there was more illustrative focus on examples, implementation, and how to vs 5 ideas for 5 people at the closing of each chapter. good content, now I need to get another book on applying these.

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  • Brobot
  • 2017-06-02

Good listen

I'm usually the one who procrastinates on everything but Kevin has given many good tips on how to avoid that and why I do it . Definitely a good read if you're bad at managing your day to day task or life

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  • Edward Holder
  • 2016-03-13

Just as the title says

Where does 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5

What was one of the most memorable moments of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management?

The different inputs from different successful people

Have you listened to any of Kevin Kruse’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

You will change somethings in your day guaranteed.

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  • Cindy
  • 2016-08-17

Life "saver"

I have only implemented some of the points brought up in this book for the past 3 days. I already feel way more productive and have implemented the scheduling system with my subordinates already.

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  • Marisela
  • 2019-03-29

Great advice for getting your life together!

I wanted to rearange my schedule ever since I noticed I was running late and falling behind on assignments, this so far had help immensely. The key goal is to take the advice, plan a schedule thats works for you, and most importantly - stick to it! Do make sure to plan a schedule that is best to your needs, the type of person you, and dont be afraid to rearrange it until you achieve something that gives you maximum efficiency with reasonable brakes.

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  • Sameh Abdelhady
  • 2018-12-11

Awesome book

It's an awesome book that I was already picking up tips and tricks to better manage my time as well as my life within 20 minutes, but it looks like the writer is so into time management that he narrated the book so fast. Thankfully, he already put up a pdf with summary and infographics for almost everything in the book.

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  • Kate TX Librarian
  • 2016-01-19

Excellent read!

There is something for everyone in this book. I am going to use it with my supervisors and professional staff.

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  • Frédéric Dijeont
  • 2020-09-05

practical easy to listen

Useful and practical straight-to-the-point book. The advices are easy to implement, i recommend the book.