Cut to the Chase: And 99 Other Rules to Liberate Yourself and Gain Back the Gift of Time

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stuart R. Levine
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: January 2007
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
Tell Your Friends:


Just before CEO and consultant Stuart Levine appeared on the Today Show to promote his bestselling book The Six Fundamentals of Success, cohost Matt Lauer said to him, "You know what really drives me nuts? When people come into my office for a five-minute conversation and an hour later, they're still there! Why can't they cut to the chase?"

Lauer's question echoed the concerns Levine has heard from business people and top executives at every level: How can I get more done? How can I stay focused? How can I condense my workday so that I can become more successful and yet spend more time with my family?

Levine's answer? By cutting to the chase. The people who thrive at work are the ones who make best use of their limited time and energy. They approach each task with clarity and purpose. They prioritize. They don't allow others to waste their time. In Cut To The Chase, Levine has distilled the expertise of hundreds of CEOs, managers, and professionals into 100 concise, invaluable lessons about how to get to the point, stay on track, and be more successful in everything you do.

In an age where we spend more hours at work than ever before, Cut To The Chase is the indispensable guide to making the most of your time so that you can lead a happier, more balanced life.

Reviews (2)


Written by Bertha from Zanesville, OH on August 14th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Brimming with useful tips to maximize efficiency in work and life, as well as how to communicate effectively with executives. Bolsters confidence in how to forge ahead, rather than dwelling on past mistakes. Many amusing anecdotes help to better illustrate these 99 rules. Oh yeah, and this book takes the assumption that you truly want to get the most out of your workday, so not for those who like to screw off too much. Even so, I think there are at least 10 tips in this book for everyone, no matter how they are applied.

Cut to the Chase

Written by Anonymous from Earlysville, VA on March 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

It was so boring, I cut to the chase and sent it back before it was done.

Author Details

Author Details

Levine, Stuart R.

STUART R. LEVINE, former CEO of the Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc, is Chairman and CEO of Stuart Levine & Associates LLC, a consulting and leadership development company.