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  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761045547
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00

Time Wise

Powerful Habits, More Time, Greater Joy




Dominate your day and level up your life, using the secrets and habits of highly effective people. A practical guide from the behavioural scientist behind the #1 ranking Australian business podcast How I Work.

Learn how to become time wise using the hacks that high achievers rely on to accomplish more than the average person – so you can do your best work and have fun while doing it.

Organisational psychologist Dr Amantha Imber has interviewed more than 150 bestselling authors, musicians, entertainers, entrepreneurs and business leaders for her podcast, How I Work, to get inside their heads and understand the routines and rituals that enable them to achieve their purpose.

Three years and over 3 million podcast downloads later, she has uncovered a wealth of proven strategies that anyone can adopt to improve their productivity, work and lifestyle – whether you are a CEO, working parent, small business owner or university student.

In this clear and value-packed book, Amantha brings together all the gems she’s learned from her conversations with guests including Adam Grant, Dan Pink, Cal Newport, Mia Freedman, Turia Pitt, B.J. Fogg, Sandra Sully, Kochie, Gary Mehigan and Gretchen Rubin, to name just some.

Covering energy, efficiency, decision-making, self-talk, digital distractions and more, Amantha’s practical and research-backed guide will allow you to shortcut your way to achieving more in less time, with less stress and greater joy.

  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761045547
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Amantha Imber

Dr Amantha Imber is an organisational psychologist and founder of behavioural science consultancy Inventium. Amantha is also the host of the number one ranking business podcast How I Work, which has had over 3 million downloads, where she interviews some of the world’s most successful people about their habits, strategies and rituals.

In 2019, Amantha was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. In 2021, she won the Thinkers50 Innovation Award (described by the Financial Times as the 'Oscars for Management Thinking'), which recognises the thinker who has contributed the most to the understanding of innovation globally over the last two years.

Amantha’s thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review,Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fast Company and she is the author of two bestselling books, The Creativity Formula and The Innovation Formula.

Praise for Time Wise

Time Wise is a must-read for anyone who feels like there are not enough hours in the day. This book will transform how you approach your workday.

Greg McKeown, New York Times bestselling author of Effortless and Essentialism

Amantha’s expertise and wide range of knowledge she has gathered through her podcast comes to life on these pages. Time Wise is full of practical and easy-to-apply tips and tricks from industry leaders that can be applied to any individual trying to live a more productive, happier life as a parent, worker or manager – or all three.

Laura Mae Martin, Executive Productivity Advisor, Google

Time Wise is bursting with actionable ideas on how to use your time better. If you want to make the time you spend at work more productive, focused and fruitful, Time Wise is a must-read.

Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable

Time is one of our most precious resources. I challenge you to read this book and NOT find practical and useful ways to use yours more wisely.

Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WHEN, DRIVE, and TO SELL IS HUMAN

If you value your time, then use it wisely by reading this book. I guarantee it will be time well spent.

Tim Kendall, former President of Pinterest

Amantha’s laser-like focus on productivity is such a helpful tool.

Mia Freedman, co-founder, Mamamia Media Company

This is like being invited into the equivalent of a Marvel Avengers “Super-powers Hack” class – lots of fantastic (and oftentimes quirky) tips on ensuring you control your life (vs life controlling you) on your terms, in your way and with a ripple effect on work, play and relationships. Time Wise is time well spent.

Nicole Sparshott, CEO Unilever Australia and New Zealand

Lots of people talk about spending time wisely, but Amantha Imber is my favourite: More to the point, more real and a lot more fun. Read this book!

Jake Knapp, bestselling author of Sprint and Make Time

An incredibly useful and practical book. Amantha nails the detail and helps you accomplish so much more from every single day. I wish I had read it years ago.

Sandra Sully, journalist/presenter

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