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The King of Time Management

Hyrum W. Smith knows something about time management. The founder of Franklin International Institute (which is now known as Franklin Covey) offered busy people—including entrepreneurs trying to get start-ups off the ground—guidance organizing their lives with his signature product, the Franklin Day Planner. According to Smith, time management is a matter of prioritizing. If you don’t set out to accomplish specific goals, day-to-day and long-term alike, they won’t get done. “I once asked a group of business owners, ‘Who here would like to spend more time reading?’ All the people in the room raised their hands,” he told Inc. in 1991. “‘Then why don’t you?’ I asked, to which one guy replied, ‘because books don’t ring.’”