Does This Man Look Efficient?

Two days with Toyota’s productivity guru changed my life
Photograph by Harry Gould Harvey IV for Bloomberg Businessweek

Jamie Bonini is sitting at my breakfast table, keeping a log of everything I’m doing wrong. 6:18, read Bloomberg e-mail. 6:22, read personal e-mail. 6:33, read article on bank capital controls. I respond to e-mails slowly, he says, and should tweet faster. He wants me to set goals and suggests I start the day by walking my dog. “What would constitute an amazing dog walk?” Bonini asks. I tell him it would involve heading to a creek and seeing a blue heron. “Blue heron … bull’s-eye,” he jots down.

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