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Productivity Tips from Some of the World’s Most Powerful People

Back in 2006 Fortune magazine started a series of articles “Secrets of greatness: How I work” interviewing some of the world’s most powerful people. There is no list on Fortune’s website and search is useless. So I decided to list the articles here. They are in a chronological order.

What Ben Franklin can teach execs (March 9, 2006)

Mini-interviews. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault (France) and Nissan (Japan), John McCain, U.S. Senator (R-Arizona), Hank Paulson, a former US Secretary of the Treasury, then Goldman’s CEO, and others. There is a link to a slide show at the bottom.  (March 20, 2006)

Bill Gates, when he was chairman and chief software architect at Microsoft. And a more technical edition. (April 7, 2006)

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com. (May 15, 2006)

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems. (August 21, 2006)

Kerry Killinger, when he was the CEO of Washington Mutual. (April 16, 2007)

Julia Stewart, when she was the CEO of IHOP, now the CEO of DineEquity. (October 15, 2007)

Robert “Bobby” Kotick, CEO of Activision. (October 29, 2007)

Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO. (November 12, 2007)

Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company. (December 6, 2007)

AG Lafley, when he was the CEO of Procter & Gamble (video). (May 19, 2009)

In July 2009, Bill Gates published another article with his productivity tips in the Inside Office Online blog.

If you come across an article I may have missed, please let me know in the comments.

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