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Managing the use of technology

Keep control of your life by making technology work for you

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Language:  English
This book reviews the good, the bad and the ugly of technology, identifies how and where it consumes excessive amounts of time, and suggests how we can manage the use of technology.
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This book is not about how to use your latest iPad or smart watch; nor will it tell you which devices you should buy or use in various situations. Rather, it warns you that technology steals time as well as saves time, and suggests how you can use it to your advantage without allowing it to vacuum time from other meaningful activities.

  1. The good, the bad, and the ugly of technology
    1. The good of technology
    2. The bad of technology
    3. The ugly of technology
    4. Using technology
  2. Why are we always running out of time?
    1. The Internet, social media, and TV
    2. Email
    3. Video and computer games
  3. How our time is being depleted by technology
    1. Where is the time coming from?
    2. Real time relationships
    3. Sleep
    4. Exercise
    5. Multitasking
  4. How to manage technology
    1. Make good choices
    2. Protect your relationships
    3. Manage your email
    4. Don’t stay glued to your chair
  5. Multitasking is not recommended but it’s not a lost cause
    1. Multitask with caution
    2. All multitasking is not the same
  6. A time management strategy that is increasing in importance
    1. Schedule your priorities
    2. Use a planner for your scheduling
    3. Choosing a planner
    4. Make a commitment, not a “To Do” list
    5. Balance high-tech with high-touch
  7. To control the use of technology you must first control your brain
    1. Increase your focus in spite of interruptions
    2. You can ignore distractions and break bad habits
    3. Strengthen your executive skills
    4. Motivation is all in your mind
  8. Books referenced
  9. About the author
nos parece que es un libro muy intersante y que esta acorde con los tiempo. Hoy debemos administrar y gerenciar la tecnologia con un enfoque proactivo.
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About the Author

Harold Taylor

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a Quality Control Supervisor and Plant Manager in industry for 12 years and a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.

A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.

Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management. 

Harold lives in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. He writes e-books for (25 to date), some of which have been translated into other languages, publishes a weekly blog at his website (also posted on Facebook & Twitter), a quarterly time management newsletter for his 2000 plus subscribers, sends out weekly tweets, and speaks to senior’s and other groups on “growing older without growing old” in addition to “time and life management.”

He is active in his local church, a member of the board of directors of Sussex & Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Fundy Silverados Friendship Club, writes a column on business in the Kings County Record, and performs additional volunteer work in his spare time.