How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day: The Complete Original Edition eBook :  Bennett, Arnold, Fotinos, Joel: Amazon.in: Kindle Store

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I came across this book from Cal Newport’s Deep Work. What fascinated me was that this is a century-old book. I was intrigued to see how the ‘self-help’ or productivity books were like back in the day and how different it is from the ideas of productivity today. It is a well-written book, straightforward and short. It doesn’t beat around the bush and tries to be occasionally harsh. While I did find some ideas that could be adopted for the 21st century working people, I can’t say if this book has aged well.


One idea that I like was how to treat time like money. When you wake up, you have certain fixed dollars in your bank account. That only depletes and cannot be replenished. It’s something I can borrow from the book and use in my real life, but that’s the most. It’s a good one-time read, a concise book will give you an idea of how our idea of productivity has evolved in a century.

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