BOLD recently sat down with business expert Stever Robbins to discuss his latest book, “Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More.” Stever is the director of the Babson College Collaboratory and host of “The Get It Done Guy” on the Quick and Dirty Tips network. He has been a businessperson and entrepreneur since the late 1970s. Stever co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, and has been a part of nine high-tech start-ups, four IPOs and three acquisitions. He was COO for Building Blocks Interactive, and project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card.
BOLD: Is this book for business or personal use?
Stever Robbins: This book helps you make everything more effective, business or personal. For example, the ‘Optimize’ chapter covers hearing and using negative feedback to improve. That’s a great skill anywhere, home or work. Most examples are drawn from business, but there are several from daily life, as well. Some examples don’t fit neatly into a box. Consider building a zombie army; it’s hard to know whether that’s business or personal.