Edward G. Brown – The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had

timebanditTime flies and can be stolen, if you don’t watch out. Edward G. Brown in The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had shares his twist on time management, attention management and productivity.

The people who steal your precious time might be unconscious or unintentional, other don’t care as long as their questions are instantly answered by you. 40-60% of your time gets lost in this way by colleagues, managers, bosses, family, clients, and friends. So, to earn back of that time and be more in control, it’s about you in this book. What’s important for you? When on an average are you the most productive? What’s the effect of saying ‘no’? How can you say no to anyone without being blunt, or defensive. We all face many interruptions each day, don’t protect our minds and souls enough. The author throws in both prioritizing, 80/20 rule, martial arts, as well yoga lessons to make his point.

Brown has his own terminology like Time Bandit, Time Lock, Quiet Time, which is used in every other sentence. Sometimes the illustrations or repetitions were distracting. I was quite happy to find a summary of the core message at the end. Now the difficult part: practice what’s preached.

About the author

Mr. Edward G. Brown had no time to write this book, which is exactly why he wrote it. Bronx born and bred, Ed co-founded the #1 firm in culture change management consulting and training for the financial services industry, Cohen Brown Management Group, now in 50 countries and 12 languages. Its past and present clients include companies such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Barclays, Prudential Life, and Merrill Lynch. He has personally authored and delivered many of Cohen Brown’s programs. In his early career, Ed created and owned one of the largest business management firms in the U.S. for musicians, entertainers, and professionals. He was also a major record producer, a producer of two television specials, and a songwriter, publishing and producing a Record of the Year. He shepherded Don Ho to become Hawaii’s all-time greatest performer, with whom he also owned prestigious restaurants and night clubs. Ed has been a founder of banks and a real estate developer, among many other remarkable endeavors. Ed lives in Malibu with his wife Shari.

I receiced a free review copy from Cohen Brown Picture Company through Netgalley to share my personal review with you.