Author Interview The Productivity Book


When did you know you wanted to be an author?

I always wrote, for my school magazine, in my various jobs and privately, writing is a way of working through personal findings.

What inspired you to write The Productivity Book?

The great talks I had with these 30 interviewees over the past years, some of them are real friends.

What is your favorite chapter from your book 

As much as I admire the advice each one gives about their own productivity story, I really like the afterword which summarizes the findings in a very handy way for those readers, that do not like to read through the whole book.

Did you set any writing goals for 2016? If so, what are they?

Writing for me is a daily habit, so I do not need specific goals to make this happen. I wish I would have more time to work on some ideas I have in my mind about another book, this might have to wait a little.

About the Book

TheProductivityBook_frontcoverTitle: The Productivity Book

Author: Michael Brecht

Genre: Non-Fiction / Time Management

At Doodle, we understand that productivity isn’t how much you’re doing, it’s how much you get done. So, we spoke to 30 productivity and time management experts to figure out just how they do it. The result: The Doodle Productivity Book! It can’t make more hours in the day. But, it will show you how to get the most out of the time you do have, so you can work smarter, and not harder. Filled with personal stories, insightful anecdotes and sound advice, this book is a fresh examination of the habits that shape us—and how others have managed to break free of them.

Author Bio

  • Michael BrechtSince 02/2014 Doodle AG, Zurich/Berlin
  • Since 2009 Founding Partner Tropfenjaeger
    Online WineClub for selected clients in Europe.
  • 3 years Founding Partner 52weine Wine Shopping Club
    Exit to strategic Investor Pallhuber in Germany
  • 5 years Goodingoo Media, Australia
    Online Media, Marketing & Export Consulting Firm for Australian Businesses working in Asia
  • 3 years knowledgeTools, Berlin
    Strategy Consultant and Acquisition of Growth Capital for Founder
  • 3 years Founding Partner and CEO of
    Leading family portal for the young family in Germany (today part of German Media company Gruner & Jahr)
  • 2 years Board Member GE Capital IT Solutions, UK
    Restructuring and Integration of UK subsidiary in European parent company, further growth with two acquisitions in the UK
  • 7 years Managing Partner CompuNet, Berlin/Leipzig
    Grew business from 5 to 300 employees in Berlin and former Eastern Germany, Exit to GE Capital subsidiary
  • 1984-89 WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
    Focus on Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing
  • 1982-84 Trainee at Deutsche Bank AG in Duesseldorf



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