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Henry Ford was once asked why, when problems arose, he typically visited his executives on their own turf rather than calling them into his office. "To save time," Ford explained. "I've found that I can leave the other fellow's office a lot quicker than I can get him to leave mine."

[The Boston Globe's David Whitemyer once offered some time-saving office tips, including: "Make it physically painful for coworkers to hang out in your space. I read a story about a guy who sawed off a few inches on the front legs of extra desk chairs... When a coworker approaches your desk, immediately stand up. While he is speaking, glance frequently at your watch, and sigh every 15 seconds or so."]

[The Time-Management Institute has coined a word ("chronophagia") to describe time (chrono) being eaten up (phage).]

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