A Pomodoro Consists of 25 minutes Plus a Five-Minute Break (§). Now, for the first time ever, Francesco Cirillo’s “deceptively simple” time-management. The Pomodoro Technique was invented in the early 90s by developer, entrepeneur, and author Francesco Cirillo. Cirillo named the system. Available through bookstores for the first time, the internationally acclaimed time management system that has been used by millions, written by Francesco.

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Regular breaks are taken, aiding assimilation. Because you focus on the task which needs to be completed within 25 minutes, you are able to work much faster and distractions are minimised.

Feb 20, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The purpose to get your mind stick to the schedule 25 minutes is very important. The Pomodoro Is Indivisible. Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh. Thomas Mellins and Kate Ascher. The goal is to get the focus back. Refresh and try again. I francewco that it could have been explained in much shorter terms. At that point of the game, doing what the book recommends you and break down the task may not be possible because the task is also indivisible.

It didn’t make sense to me that what is being presented as largely personal and anecdotal experience should really require citations for fluffy jnspirational quotes.


One main characteristic of this now classic technique is the use of a cooking alarm, used to mark periods of 25 minutes in which to concentrate. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Stay in Touch Sign up. Also, a closed door or reserved workplace can provide a clear signal, making everyone aware that there will be no time or attention for them. What are your success factors for working long periods of time without getting distracted or disturbed? The Pomodoro Technique is purely about maintaining concentration and the effective organisation of your own work.

The creator and his proponents encourage a low-tech approach, using a mechanical timer, paper, and pencil. I never heard about it before so I watched the video on their website. Flow and focus become associated with these physical stimuli.

The Pomodoro Technique

These interruptions are mostly from colleagues, clients, and visitors who can distract with questions, phone calls or emails. Presumably, the piece of paper can be one’s task list or similar. The technique has inspired application software for several platforms. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

This book basically offers you a few ideas how to tweak it and improve over time, but nothing world-changing. This enables users to estimate the effort tasks require. This results in better work satisfaction and means that the work can be more structured.

Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo. The technique itself is solid, as I said – I think it’ll pair nicely with my usage of GTD but I’ve never been one for “concentration” and previous versions simialr to this method that I’ve tried before have fallen flat.


Kitchen timer used to measure minute intervals. Oct 02, JR Snow rated it liked it. It is a very short read 45 pages! If a task takes longer than 25 minutes, it is good to divide this task into several Pomodoros in advance.

The Rest is as important as the pomodoro. Jul 17, Kyle rated it liked it. Articles containing Italian-language text Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia. For the purposes of the technique, a pomodoro is the interval of time spent working.

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So do not continue after 25 minutes, because that can also be demotivating. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wonderful simple idea to organize your day.

The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Written by the creator and chief refiner of the technqiue – Francesco Cirillo – the book breaks down the latest buzz concept in GTD: It is not bad to pomoodro distracting thoughts. This article describes the Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo in a practical way.