Triumph over Time
Triumph over Time
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Triumph over Time

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Last updated on 2019-06-03

About the Book

If the works of the Project Management Institute, various Agile Software Development organizations, Lean Thinking, Stephen Covey, David Allen, Francesco Cirillo, and the like were the ripe grapes of a vineyard, Triumph over Time is not the wine made from them. Rather it's a severe reduction made from the grapes; intensifying the flavors, removing the dilution, and adding some new flavors.

The grapes have been pounded, purified, and distilled into wine, I've taken the wine home, thrown it in a pot, tossed in my own seasonings and a bit of wine from some others, and reduced all of it by at least half.

Stephen Covey describes four generations of time (and possibly life) management. I see a fifth enveloping the first four; in the same way successive generation enveloped the one coming before them. The fifth generation solidifies and firmly plants the concepts of flow, agility, purpose, and by extension, mindfulness into self-management. 

Triumph over Time hopes to help usher in the fifth generation without emphasizing a specific approach or vantage, which is in keeping with the fifth generation itself.


Roughly June 2019:

Triumph over Time considered 100% complete with possible errata edits; released on Nook.

Roughly July 2019:

Released on iBooks, and continuing to refine when necessary.

Roughly August 2019:

Released on Kindle.

Roughly September 2019:

Released in paperback and audiobook formats.

Completed Roadmap Items

January 2019 (current):

Round Three Beta Reader sign up, Round Two Beta Reader reading, and integration of new information and feedback.

December 2018:

Round Two Beta Reader sign up, Round One Beta Reader reading, and integration of new information and feedback.

February 2019:

Drip release of Triumph over Time via Leanpub (at least one chapter per week), Round Three Beta Reader reading, and integration of new information with more polishing.

March 2019:

Continued integration of new information and feedback.

About the Author

Joshua Bruce
Joshua Bruce

I'm a wanderer and a collector of stories who feels like an alien dropped on a ship with limited time to interact and explore.

I love to learn. I love to experience. I love to share.

Working as a life and Agile Coach. Academically focused in the fine arts. Personally trained in software engineering. And fascinated by the human condition of being an alien on a ship set adrift in a sea of stars surrounded by 7+ billion other aliens here, for what seems like, the first time; all that to say, I have an affinity for the humanities (mainly psychology, sociology, and philosophy).

You can also catch me at Patreon for conversations on the humanities and civil discourse.

As well as on Medium for articles and essays focused on life coaching, Agile Coaching, and user experience design.

About the Contributors

Becca Hiller
Becca Hiller

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • My Confession
    • Humans
    • Language
    • Tone
    • Synergy
    • Fifth Generation Time Management
  • Time & Change
    • Time
    • Change
    • Possibilities
  • Action Loop
    • Prepare
    • Perform
    • Review
  • You
    • Relationships
    • Knowledge
    • Reputation
    • Character
  • Space
    • Physical
    • Digital
    • Mental
  • System
    • Inventory
    • Tools
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgements

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