Tina Konstant

Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, Tina moved to the UK in 1988 and worked backstage in London theatre. She then travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East before moving to Aberdeen, Scotland where she completed an MA (Hons) in English Literature.

While an undergraduate at the University of Aberdeen, Tina was invited to deliver a series of practical speed-reading workshops to students and the local business community. When she graduated in 1996 she refined and developed the material from the courses to create the speed-reading and information management seminars she delivered to businesses in the private and public sectors. She currently lives in Scotland with her husband, dogs and parrots where she consults in the oil and gas sector and writes. Her books cover a range of subjects from effective reading and information management to copywriting and change management. She’s driven by the idea that the clutter in the world should never be allowed to stop people living the lives they want to live. All her books are based on the idea that there is always a better, more efficient way to deal with information and that regardless of what’s happening, if your mind is clear, you can make the decisions you need to make certain that you’ve considered all the information to hand.

Q&A

Q: What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out?
A: Unless it turns out to be a ridiculous, time and/or money wasting idea, finish what you start. There are few things more frustrating and overwhelming than a dozen half complete jobs

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A: If things go wrong, never blame the person whose advice you took. In the end, your actions and the resulting outcomes are your responsibility

Q: What is the most underrated skill in business?
A: Saying yes and no at the appropriate times, and knowing when those times are

Books by Tina Konstant in this series