The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World

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To succeed in today’s ever-accelerating world, speed is the name of the game. Forget “slow and steady wins the race.” The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. He empowers you to take control of your time, your tasks, your priorities, and your talents, and start making life everything you want it to be. Twenty ...
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Overview

To succeed in today’s ever-accelerating world, speed is the name of the game. Forget “slow and steady wins the race.” The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. He empowers you to take control of your time, your tasks, your priorities, and your talents, and start making life everything you want it to be. Twenty new tips–exclusive to this paperback edition–show you how to:

• recognize the difference between repetitive chores and passionate pursuits, and assign the appropriate amount of time and energy to each

• mentally shatter the outdated idea that work, home, and leisure should be completely separate, and create a new, purpose-driven model of organizing your time

• discover how to control interruptions, including how and when to accept them–by learning when to multitask and when to focus

Speed provides amazing benefits–you become more conscious of how you spend your time, understand your authentic purpose, and find yourself more flexible and open to new opportunities. When you harness the power of speed, your life and work become less stressful, less busy, and more balanced. What are you waiting for?

Praise for The Age of Speed:

“The Age of Speed is your bible to surf the speed tsunami that’s overtaking business and life.”
–Scott Cook, chairman and co-founder, Intuit

“Thought-provoking . . . It’s time to make peace with the whoosh of your 24/7 lifestyle.”
Time

“[Vince Poscente’s] counterintuitive notion of embracing speed rather than coping with it will change the way people live and work.”
–Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345506191
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/26/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 790,014
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
The Speed Phenomenon     1
A More-Faster-Now Revolution     2
Want + Need + Access     10
Supply and Demand     16
More Life, Please     22
Evolution     27
Ahead of Our Own Curve     28
Naughty, Naughty Speed     32
I Hate You, but I Want You     38
Honey, It's Not What You Think     42
Smelling the Roses     46
A Love Triangle: Time, Quality, and Cost     52
Breaking Up with Resistance     56
The Big Blur     63
Out of Bounds     64
Making a New Pie     70
Defining Our Pie     80
Four Profiles     83
Speed, Success, and Failure     84
Zeppelins     88
Balloons     94
Bottle Rockets     100
Jets     108
Agility     115
Bats     116
Sensing Opportunity     120
Being Flexible     126
Responding to Change     130
Aerodynamics     135
200     136
It's a Drag     140
An Exercise inConsciousness     146
Too Much of a Good Thing     152
Off the Desk and Out of the Inbox     158
Alignment     163
Racing Across a Tightrope     164
Authentic Purpose     168
The Aligned Organization     174
The Aligned Individual     180
Desperately Seeking Simplicity     184
Harnessing the Power of Speed     191
Aikido     192
Anticipating Speed     198
Seeking Speed     204
Conclusion     208
Applications     210
Tips and Tricks from the Age of Speed     216
Notes     226
Credits     232
Index     236
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