Book Reviews of A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place

A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
A Perfect Mess The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets Cluttered Offices and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
Author: Eric Abrahamson, David H. Freedman
ISBN-13: 9780316114752
ISBN-10: 0316114758
Publication Date: 1/3/2007
Pages: 336
Rating:
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3 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Ahhhh, it makes me legitimize my mess and leaves me more time for
thought, discussions and volunteering!
reviewed A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place on + 2 more book reviews
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I read this book - it's my business... organization. I think it's an obsurd and rediculous book that tells you that it's okay to be messy!
reviewed A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place on + 7 more book reviews
Really enjoying this book- and not just because I am a bit 'messy'in the way my business is organized. To the naed eye, it looks like a cluttered mess of piles and papers, but I know where everything is... The authors make a convincing case that this is just as efficient, timewise, as being obssessed with order. Very readable, as well.
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Interesting book, somewhat long-winded in parts and caused me to space out during entire segments in which the author expounded on research studies and/or examples, but the material was interesting and humorous at times. The main point is that everyone is different, and some people thrive on less organized living and working than others. Obviously the guy who wrote the earlier review didn't really listen to the book, as there were various real life examples that I though were pretty believable. I know I work better with a small amount of "clutter" on my desk, as I tend to never revisit items I've filed away. But, again, we're all different. I don't think I would have read this in print, but it made for interesting insights during my commute.
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Time and motion studies show that more is done in less time when work is ordered. Clutter gets in the way of performing useful work.