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Book Review: Sleeping With Your Smart Phone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work by Leslie Perlow

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Sleeping With Your SmartPhone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work by Leslie Perlow embraces a mode of success which requires immediate access via smartphone, timely responses to clients, pressure to respond, more time off and success through constant follow-up. A group facilitator is appointed to raise issues strategically, elicit feedback, reflect on choices and hold members accountable.

Perlow devised a formula for success whose elements are PTO( Predictable Time Off) + Structured Dialogue= Better Work. This mode of operation is designed to eliminate bad intensity, wheel spin, unnecessary steps, lack of communication, and emergencies which emanate from poor planning. The author believes that team members should comprise just the right number of people with congruent goals and a clear focus.

Perlow would move agendas forward by requiring immediate responses from group members, more leisure time off, a winning formula, collective goal congruency, structured dialogue, realistic milestones, meeting expectations, and measuring progress often. Structured dialogue requires having regular meetings, mandatory attendance, measuring goal achievement, and a timely calendar review.

Sleeping With Your Smart Phone provides a new way of organizing teams and monitoring them through the prism of mandatory meetings and the smartphone. The methodology makes sense and Perlow provides a step-by-step sequence which makes sense and is doable. The methodology outlined in this book will move an agenda forward.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.