This book is mostly about having the discipline to get work done when you are alone in the comfort of your own home. It also discusses separating work life from home life, which is very helpful information. Over all, the book is not too bad content-wise.
However, one look at the cover and you know it’s 20 years old. Look at the computer the man is sitting next to! There is virtually no discussion of technology needs for the 2014 home office – though there is a quick mention of fax machines. The author also mentions how the invention of computers was supposed to make everything paperless, but has led to more paper than ever. I’m not sure that’s true these days. Apps like Evernote and services like Google Drive and Dropbox are making it much easier to go paperless and still have access to your files from various places. (Ok, I occasionally counsel people about printing their entire email in-box, but that is getting rarer and rarer.)
I’ve included the pages on staying organized and time management. Again, much of the advice isn’t bad. It just needs to be updated to include modern time management and organizational tools.
-From the ALB home office of Holly, complete with Windows 8, Diet Coke, and even a fax machine!
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