First Friday Book Synopsis Interview

The website First Friday Book Synopsis runs an in-depth interview with me today about 168 Hours and Grindhopping, my previous book. You can read the interview here. A snippet:

Morris: What are the most common mistakes made when people attempt to “control” their calendars?

Vanderkam: Many of us mistake tasks that look like work for actual work. Just because an email is in your inbox doesn’t mean reading or answering or filing it is a good use of your time. If nothing has changed in the world by the end of a meeting, then it probably didn’t have to happen. In controlling our calendars, many of us try to save 5 minutes here and there when the big breakthroughs come from chucking whole hours or days devoted to things that don’t need to happen.

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