Bob Pozen on Personal Productivity


Harvard Business Review printed this series of blog posts from Bob Pozen in its May issue, which focused on productivity.

He manages to touch on topics that are relevant to most every knowledge worker, including PowerPoint and business travel, but here is one of the better excerpts:

I’ve seen many executives realize what they wanted to say only after they had written a lengthy draft. That’s unfortunate. You should know where you will end up before start.

Try this: After composing an outline, write the concluding paragraph. That will tell you whether you really know where your article or memo is going.

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