The Productive Manifesto

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The Productive Manifesto is a blow-the-roof-off, dogma-challenging document that is gives you the skinny on taking your work to the next level. As productivity practitioners, we are among the most effective and efficient people in the world. It's time we banded together to put our productivity prowess into service for a bigger game. More
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About Tara Rodden Robinson

Tara Rodden Robinson, Ph.D., is an author, coach, and educator. In 2005, Robinson embarked on a journey of personal exploration that led her to become a professional coach. Now known as The Productivity Maven, Tara works with professionals who seek greater productivity in their work lives. She earned her credential as an Associate Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s largest professional coaches association, in 2009.

A prolific writer, Robinson’s blog ( features hundreds of posts posts on topics ranging from improving your productivity to spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation. Robinson hosts a popular bi-monthly podcast on productivity, the GTD Virtual Study Group ( which attracts participants from all over the globe into conversations about David Allen’s popular method for productivity.

Tara lives in Corvallis, Oregon where she hikes the hills with her husband and their two dogs. A passionate believer in the power of a cause, Tara raises funds for the fight against breast cancer. She walks in the The Breast Cancer 3-Day Benefiting Susan G Komen for The Cure covering sixty miles in 3 days to raise money for this important cause. When not out walking, Tara enjoys reading, making visionboard collages, and watching old reruns of Match Game.

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Review by: Augusto Pinaud on July 12, 2012 :
Be ready for a shakeup on your productivity beliefs, a good one.

The first time I read this Manifesto I was hit hard by the following line:

"Is an empty inbox really what you want to be remembered for?"

As Stephen Covey has said that no one lying on their death bed has ever said,
“Gee, I wish I'd spent more time at work”.

I don't think anyone want to be remember by their clean inbox, but we productive people keep our inbox in zero, our 43 folders, and try to cross as many tasks as possible...

After you finish with this manifesto (maybe after you finish the third time) you will begin thinking on how? How to accomplish what I had set myself for? But more importantly, how do I get rid of all the junk I had allow in my life and leave the important ones...

What should I do, so people remember me for... Instead of remember me for that empty inbox.
(review of free book)
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