Time Warrior, by Steve Chandler
For a book that is supposed to teach readers how to cut to the chase and be more efficient, Time Warrior is quite scattered. Steve is quite a prolific writer, kudos to him. However, Time Warrior feels like a lot of rehashed junk information that could have been, at a minimum, cut in half through vigorous editing. It would have saved readers time. Do we really need 100 ‘chapters’ – you can decide for yourself. I thought a lot of them were sort of pointless.
Time Warrior could have been summarized as a 1-page essay. I would have given it an extra star if Steve had included a chart that simply said:
- Write down goals
- Always follow through
- Never give up
- Know everything good in life starts internally
- Always tell the truth, to themselves and others
- Remove all distractions
- Don’t spend resources they don’t have
- Don’t overanalyze
- Practice stepping outside comfort zones
- Know time is the most precious resource they have, and are constantly mindful of this, which changes their behavior (for the better, one assumes)
All the pap statements and gibberish anecdotes could have been avoided.
People sometimes think ‘the knowing’ of their next project descends upon them at some time. Or, that ‘the knowing’ is in their DNA already. It is not.
I have no idea what that means, but it sounds like filler…there are pages and pages of this sort of rich, creamy, feel-good filler. In a book about time management, I find filler to be — not that helpful.
To understand that better, let’s look again at the concept of darkness. Darkness isn’t anything. Darkness is merely the absence of light, and when I bring light into the room there is no more darkness.
Steve, I have no idea what the heck you are talking about. Way too esoteric. Come on buddy.
Steve Chandler may be a visionary motivational speaker to Fortune 500 companies (per his web site), but he is not a talented or engaging writer (read Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell for tips on changing this), and his style needs improvement, as does his ability to cut to the chase. He should also fire his copy editor, or hire one to begin with. I’m not sure which problem caused Time Warrior to be FULL of typos, but it is. Bottom line: there are some good nuggets of advice in Time Warrior, but they have to be picked out from among a bunch of feel good nonsense.
For what you get, Time Warrior is overpriced.
Source : Time Warrior Review on Amazon.com