May 24, 1990 |
It's only fitting that a video by Mark McCormack, author of What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School, comes packaged with a couple of commercials. He's a packaging expert. In this venture, McCormack's partner has even gotten its name into the title - Federal Express Presents: What They Still Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School (NAC Home Video, 60 minutes, $29.95), based on the sequel to McCormack's first best-selling book. McCormack is the man who signed up Arnold Palmer 25 years ago and - through sponsorships, product endorsements and licensing - helped turn Palmer and fellow golfers such as Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player into marketing entities.
September 23, 1987 |
People are frequently amazed at the amount of work I do. "Dave," they say, "here you are, cranking out in a single week the number of columns that many other columnists take a full day to write, and yet you still find the time to drink beer! What is your secret?" The answer is: Time Management. If you expect to succeed in any field of endeavor, you must understand that time is a very precious commodity, like the barbecue sauce they give you at McDonald's when you purchase Chicken McNuggets; it is not something available in plentiful supply in plastic squirt bottles, but rather something doled out sparingly in hard-to-open containers so tiny that since 1983, McDonald's has sold 23.6 million McNuggets, but handed out only five total ounces of barbecue sauce, three ounces of which wound up as indelible stains on my son's shorts.
April 27, 1989 |
The Small Business Association of Delaware Valley is offering four seminars next month. The first one, "Time Management for Small Business Owners," will be held Tuesday. The seminar, to be offered from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., will include discussion on productivity, revenues, priority setting and time management. The cost is $15 per person. On May 8, "Computer Systems and Solutions" will be offered from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Topics to be covered include using computers to their fullest capacities, working with spreadsheets for budgeting and forecasting, managing a mailing list and developing fliers.
February 14, 1999 |
When the groundhog sees its shadow, there are usually six more weeks of winter. When Allan Domb sees a shadow, it means that someone is paying up to $2,500 to watch the Center City Realtor work. "I'll usually have about seven or eight people a year who fly in from around the country to shadow me," said Domb, who typically sells in excess of $60 million in high-rise condominiums and is considered the leading industry expert on condo sales. "They arrive at 8 a.m. and leave at 7 p.m.," said Domb, who spends much of his 12-hour days on the telephone.
September 13, 1993 |
Sears did it. J.C. Penney did it. Now, Day-Timers Inc., the Lehigh Valley-based maker of time-management diary formats and other accessories, has staked a claim to the dual roles of retail and mail order. Last weekend, the company's second retail outlet, known simply as Day- Timer, opened in the Cherry Hill Mall, proof that the experiment begun a year ago at the King of Prussia Plaza was a success. Two more centers are set to open in North Jersey this fall, said Mark Ladouceur, vice president of sales and business development.
June 10, 1992 |
Business owners and potential business owners got a chance to brush up on everything from selling techniques to legal issues yesterday at the 1992 Small Business Fair. The event, sponsored by the Small Business Council, was held at the Adam's Mark Hotel on City Avenue. Featured were such seminars as "Power Speaking for Positive Results" and "Time Management for Peak Performance. " Authors, lawyers, investment experts, corporate purchasing agents, and business owners and managers were on hand to meet with participants.
October 25, 2001 |
A desire to spend more time with his family inspired Glenside lawyer Robert C. Gerhard 3d to write an article on time management for lawyers that appeared in the September/October issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer. "In light of the Sept. 11 tragedy, the article was especially timely as people reallocate time commitments to what's really important," he said. Gerhard notes that time management is a common problem for lawyers because of deadlines, pressure to log billable hours, and increasing competition: "Law is the kind of work that will take as much of your life as you are willing to give it. . . . Leaving the office is the most challenging thing for me since there is always more to do. " He thinks that time management is relevant to other professionals and business people as well: "Time is scarce for everybody, not just lawyers.
January 19, 1997 |
There's still as much time in a day or a week as there was 20 years ago, even 100, but overwhelmed Americans have the sense that there's a lot less of it. "An hour today is different from an hour 20 years ago," says Swarthmore College sociologist Kenneth Gergen. "It isn't reflected in units of time but how rushed people feel. " People will tell you that; they'll say they have less than 20 hours of free time a week, according to Americans' Time of Use Project at the University of Maryland.
November 8, 1995 |
Let's just say one thing from the start: No moldy apple cores, small animals of suspicious origin, or press releases dated 1968 were found on Christine Hibbard's desk last week when it was attacked by a master time manager. Hibbard, a book buyer for the University of Pennsylvania bookstore, permitted time management guru Jeffrey J. Mayer to use her desk for a demonstration of his ruthless organization technique. She won the professional cleanup at a booksellers' convention. Mayer clasped his hands in glee as he surveyed the challenge: an average- size desk with papers, catalogs and calendars piled high on its top, shelves bulging with books and folders, drawers stuffed with notebooks and stationery.
April 18, 1991 |
You come home from work, tired and hungry, looking forward to a good dinner and a relaxing evening. And then the dreaded homework monster rears its ugly head. Your daughter announces that a 10-page paper on the mating habits of New Zealand guinea pigs is due the next day. Your son whines that he has 100 math problems to do but he can't remember the difference between a dividend and a divisor. Pandemonium erupts. Instead of a good dinner, you microwave yesterday's leftovers.