Art of time (Servan-Schreiber)

timeThe end of a year is a good time to reflect on how well one works with one’s time! And for that there is no better reading than The art of time, a small book by Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber. (English translation by Franklin Philip: London, Bloomsbury, 1989.). Perhaps the key idea is mastery: to have the mastery of one’s time is to work with it with the same ease as a fine musician has in playing or a fine orator has with words. This is more than mere management. (The picture, by Peter Till, is from the cover of the book.)”