The Age of Speed (Paperback)

Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World

By Vince Poscente

Ballantine Books, 9780345506191, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/1/2007)
Compact Disc (2/28/2012)
MP3 CD (12/1/2015)
Compact Disc (2/28/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2010)
Compact Disc (4/1/2010)
MP3 CD (2/28/2012)
MP3 CD (2/28/2012)

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To succeed in today’s ever-accelerating world, speed is the name of the game. Forget “slow and steady wins the race.” The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. He empowers you to take control of your time, your tasks, your priorities, and your talents, and start making life everything you want it to be. Twenty new tips–exclusive to this paperback edition–show you how to:

• recognize the difference between repetitive chores and passionate pursuits, and assign the appropriate amount of time and energy to each

• mentally shatter the outdated idea that work, home, and leisure should be completely separate, and create a new, purpose-driven model of organizing your time

• discover how to control interruptions, including how and when to accept them–by learning when to multitask and when to focus

Speed provides amazing benefits–you become more conscious of how you spend your time, understand your authentic purpose, and find yourself more flexible and open to new opportunities. When you harness the power of speed, your life and work become less stressful, less busy, and more balanced. What are you waiting for?

Praise for The Age of Speed:

“The Age of Speed is your bible to surf the speed tsunami that’s overtaking business and life.”
–Scott Cook, chairman and co-founder, Intuit

“Thought-provoking . . . It’s time to make peace with the whoosh of your 24/7 lifestyle.”

“[Vince Poscente’s] counterintuitive notion of embracing speed rather than coping with it will change the way people live and work.”
–Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust

About the Author

Vince Poscente, a business consultant and inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame, used his unique perspective on speed to reach the gold medal round of the Olympic speed-skiing competition. He is a popular speaker with clients including American Airlines, MetLife, and IBM. He holds a master's degree in organizational management and is the CEO of Be Invincible Group, a business consulting firm. His first book, The Ant and the Elephant, was self-published in 2004. He lives in Dallas, Texas.