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The number one bestselling business book of 2012!

Has the following ever happened to you?

- Work always seems to pile up

- Your boss ignores you

- Nobody will give your proposal a chance

- People say, “I can’t understand what you’re talking about.”

- You receive nothing but opposition at meetings

- You’re always getting picked on

- You’re always left out of the loop

- Important projects always seem to go to other people

If any of this sounds familiar, it might be time to re-evaluate the way you work.

No matter how hard you feel you’re working, hard work does not equate a job well done.

One of the things that successful business people in common is not only that they put effort into their work, but also the way in which they work. With just small adjustments to the way you do things, you can start to see major improvements in the way you are evaluated as well as the success rate of your work.

While the tips in this book, such as always asking your boss for three minutes when they approach you unexpectedly, are small, you’ll be surprised at how greatly your performance improves after putting them into practice.


1.Reporting, contacting, and consulting

2.Having efficient meetings

3.Writing the perfect email

4.Making documents

5.Communicating effectively

6.Allocating time


8.Achieving goals

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About the Author

Change Just 1% of Your Work Techniques to Put Yourself Against 99% of the Rest

Eitaro Kohno

Eitaro Kohno is a Managing Director of Global Business Service at IBM Japan. Within three years of entering IBM Japan he became a leader for personnel reform within the company, heading large projects which helped revolutionize the organization. He is currently working to help improve human resource development.

Kohno is a Tokyo University graduate, and worked for a major advertising firm and foreign advertising firm before joining IBM Japan. 

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