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Meeting math is scary stuff

I got an email from Amazon this morning about a Kindle book called “Before your next meeting“.

The Kindle / Kindle reader software version of the book is free until August 9, 2011.

It’s a quick read and perhaps the most meaningful you’ll read if you are in an organization that has a lot of meetings.

Let’s say you have a 30 minute meeting between your staff every weekday and that there are 7 people in attendance from the sales clerk to the CEO.

If you do a little meeting math, you’ll find that 30 minutes times 7 people times 5 days per week = 1,050 minutes per week. Over SEVENTEEN HOURS every week.

If you don’t feel that you’re getting 17 hours of productivity out of those meetings every week, maybe this book is worth reading. It’s short, sweet and to the point. Oh, and free until Aug 9.

If you prefer, you could call a meeting to decide whether or not to read it.

NOTE: You do not need a Kindle to read this book. You just need the Kindle reader software, which is free for the same device you’re using to read this post.