This book didn't grab me as quite as much as the the author's previous works hence 4 rather than 5 rating.This is more about me that the author. I've been working on timing for a very long time!
I agree with the author's assertion that timing isn't everything rather everything is timing.
I particularly valued the work in the early part of the book about the process of "peak-trough-rebound".
No doubt that I will be valuing my breaks, naps and long walks even more than I already do.
I also highly valued the bits about endings and that the best endings are not necessarily happy rather poignant and meaningful.
When brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice . . . Pink delivers the bad news about our time-based weaknesses with some good news about how to compensate for them. More delightful still, many of these tips involve simply slowing down, taking breaks and stealing naps. Alas, none of this advice will prevent time from flying by, but at least there are proven ways to fill our hours a bit better * * Wall Street Journal * * Intriguing . . . written with a light, assured touch -- ROBIN McKIE * * Observer * * Praise for Daniel H. Pink: 'Provocative and fascinating -- MALCOLM GLADWELL, author of Outliers Bold and persuasive -- RICHARD WISEMAN, author of 59 Seconds Pink is rapidly acquiring international guru status . . . He is an engaging writer, who challenges and provokes * * Financial Times * * Radical, surprising, and undeniably true * * Harvard Business Review * * Inspiring * * Guardian * * Daniel H. Pink is a phenomenal populariser of research. He has a rare gift for synthesising scientific, psychological and sociological studies and showing their radical relevance to work, society and schools through engaging storytelling * * Times Education Supplement * * A gifted writer who turns even the heaviest scientific study into something digestible - and often amusing - without losing his intellectual punch * * New York Post * * The breadth of the book's scope is impressive . . . Engaging, conversational and tightly edited, making it an easy yet important read * * Daily Mail * *
When should you have your first coffee of the day? When should you ask for a raise? When should you get married? Daniel H. Pink has the life-changing answers to our questions about the mysteries of perfect timing.