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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (466 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Al Pittampalli Narrator: Al Pittampalli Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781455821181
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How many times have you dreaded going to a meeting either because you viewed it as a waste of time or because you weren’t prepared. Dread no longer: Read This Before Our Next Meeting not only explains what’s wrong with “the meeting,” and meeting culture, but suggests how to make meetings more effective, efficient, and worthy of attending. It assesses when it’s necessary to skip the meeting and get right to work. Al Pittampalli shares examples of transforming workplaces by revamping the purpose of the meeting and a company's meeting culture. This book belongs on the shelf of any employee, employer and company looking to revolutionize what it means to do "work" all day and how to do it. Simply put: Stop wasting time. Read This Before Our Next Meeting is the call to action you (or your boss) needs to create the company that does the meaningful work it was created to do. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 2/15/2014

    " The definitive guide to the Modern Meeting Standard. I am going to try using this process with the library staff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cesar | 2/14/2014

    " indicado para evitar perder el tiempo en reuniones "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellanden | 2/14/2014

    " If only it was as easy as outlined in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mscout | 2/12/2014

    " This was a colossal waste of time. Almost as much time as a really bad meeting. Yes, we know, meetings are broken and they waste time. There is too much MBA and CYA to really achieve anything. But for 90% of the people who have to attend meetings, there is nothing of practical application in this book. While there were cute moments (i.e., meetings as "weapons of mass interruption") there is not enough in this book to warrant anything other than a memo. Which the author is bold enough to suggest that one read. Yes, memo-reading is key. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Stucki | 1/27/2014

    " Awesome book that is inspiring me to start a revolution. It is even from a Stern MBA alumni, which might make my endeavor easier. Very very short book, almost along the lines of the one minute manager. Should be a must-read for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/24/2014

    " Got this for FREE off Amazon/Kindle - probably would not have read it otherwise, so I'm really glad I came across the offer. Well worth the quick read if you are in a work environment with lots of meetings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randal Kay | 1/24/2014

    " A good bunch of ideas, if only I can get others to agree to the book's agenda...Well here's hoping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aanjhan Ranganathan | 1/17/2014

    " Nothing new in here. The author has put down a list of basic things for an effective meeting and called it "modern meeting". A lot of people/ organizations have been doing this for ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Worth | 1/8/2014

    " Very good stuff. Marking my calendar to read this once a year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Casey | 12/24/2013

    " Good ideas on improving corporate meetings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Hurley | 12/3/2013

    " I've been lucky to never have this problem, but so many people spend the majority of their days in meetings. This book is for them! Lots of great ideas how to keep meetings to a minimum and prepare for those they do have. Quick read too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferrix | 11/11/2013

    " Raised some good thoughts about how the corporate culture gravitates towards useless meetings. Does not take a long time to read it through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randomwalker | 10/14/2013

    " Looks good to start with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Austin | 10/14/2013

    " Give your company a swift kick it the you know what regarding the immense waste consumed by "meetings". Good stuff here that will change procrastinating corporate cultures where folks hide behind meetings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Jennings | 9/28/2013

    " This is a great manifesto. It's short, persuasive, well-written and actionable. I recommend this to leaders (both acting and aspiring) within any organizations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 5/4/2013

    " A brilliant manifesto for fixing the manifestly broken meeting culture in so many organisations. Cancel your next pointless meeting, read this instead and start having useful, productive meetings in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Wu | 4/3/2013

    " A must read for any leader of any organization that wishes to stay competitive in this modern era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Robinson | 11/21/2012

    " If this were 1/3rd its size, it would be quite excellent. Unfortunately it suffers from repetition to make it book form. Nevertheless, most of its recommendations, while obvious to those who actually do work for a living versus talking about doing work, are enlightening for the "meeting" crowd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas McGuire | 10/2/2012

    " Nice and motivating. Though extremely short (Free on Kindle for a limited time being the upside). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl Metivier | 9/15/2012

    " Nice manifesto for a new way of doing meetings. Some nice tips here. Light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander | 4/7/2012

    " Short, to the point and relevant! If meetings are something you participate in (even rarely), then read this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Markus | 11/16/2011

    " Read it. Got bored. Expected something great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 11/5/2011

    " This a fantastic book (and quick to read). It rings so very true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/3/2011

    " I think this book has some really powerful suggestions that could go a long way. I think everyone would benefit from reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/2/2011

    " I wish everyone in the world read this before being in the position to schedule meetings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl | 9/25/2011

    " Nice manifesto for a new way of doing meetings. Some nice tips here. Light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suman | 9/24/2011

    " Should have been an article rather than a book. Good but not great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 9/21/2011

    " I do remember sitting in more mundane and pointless meetings while working at bigger organizations. It seemed to be the one thing that they were best at doing, sucking the joy out of trying to solve problems. This book would be a great way of stopping those kinds of meetings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 9/21/2011

    " Fantastic! Common sense advice for all of us who must attend meetings we hate. Anyone who is calling a meeting MUST read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tricia | 9/4/2011

    " Good strategies for limiting wasteful meetings and increasing the work that matters, but might be difficult to realistically implement at behemoth organizations. Still wise words that can help you think differently about how you approach meetings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 9/1/2011

    " Awesome book that is inspiring me to start a revolution. It is even from a Stern MBA alumni, which might make my endeavor easier. Very very short book, almost along the lines of the one minute manager. Should be a must-read for everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander | 8/31/2011

    " Short, to the point and relevant! If meetings are something you participate in (even rarely), then read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 8/27/2011

    " Quick read with some good rules and principles for running meetings and eliminating wasted time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 8/27/2011

    " Common since abut business meetings. Nothing new here, but most managers just don’t get it. Caesar used some of these techniques, but few today manage productive meetings. "

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