To Don’t List

Time Management for Creative People

By Donald Roos

Don’t Read This Book

As creative people, we have ideas. Bad, good, weird, clever, and even brilliant ideas. But most of them (even the great ideas) never see the light of day. Why? If you ask a creative person, the answer will always revolve around time. We simply need time to execute an idea, and do it well — more time than we have.

Don’t Read This Book focuses on how to make choices about everything you do in your daily creative practice and life. The book follows the ‘To-Don’tList’ method: When you say ‘no’ to one to-do, task, or project, you have more time to execute another one. The more you subtract, the more focus you get.

The book is divided into 3 parts: Life, Work, and Projects. It covers everything from defining your life goals, to writing a 5 sentence email, to leaving out as much as possible in a project. Whether you are a student or a professional, this book will save you time. Or, don’t read this book. That will save you time too.

Paperback | 160 pages | 21.5 x 14 cm | ISBN 978 90 6369 423 4

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Credits

The ToDon’tList is a project by Bureaudonald, buro van Ons, A Certain Miss Brown, and Frank van der Peet, inspired and supported by Anne de Bruijn, Peter Heykamp, Benz Roos, Robert-Jan Korteschiel, Niels van der Donk, Jan Harm Lieftinck, Guus de Graaf, Petr van Blokland, Barbara Bigosińska, Pieter van Rosmalen en Paul van der Laan, Dennis Kleyn, and Gerrit Heijkoop.