This review is for the Project Gutenberg version of the eBook, which can be found at:
This short book is a stark reminder of the fact that things have always been quite complicated when it comes to energy and attention management, which are both cornerstones of time management.
One cannot solve the time management issue in isolation from focus and attention, and this book makes it very clear that even in pre-email and pre-social media times, all the sources for distractions were very much there already. Definitely less present than today, but still very much a drag on what we can can achieve, if we fall prey to the sirens…
It is an easy read, and it’s a joy to read an older form of the English language which is still very much modern, though the book was written in 1910.
It contains some good advice, nothing unheard of really, and it focuses a lot on carving more time out of a busy workday, by avoiding distractions in the train to and fro the office, and simply… reading books!
More context on this short book can also be found at Wikipedia: