Staying Sharp: The Case for Doing One Thing at a Time

Surely anyone with fingers in as many pies as Suze Orman--personal-finance guru, best-selling author, columnist, businesswoman and TV personality--must be a master multitasker, right?

Wrong, way wrong. "I, more than anybody I've ever met, do not believe in multitasking," says Orman, 54. "I think it's the absolute ruination of the perfection of a project."

Orman, who has earned millions dispensing financial advice on her weekly CNBC show, on PBS specials, in O, the Oprah Magazine and via her books and kits on money matters, prides herself on her ability to focus on one thing at a time and stick tightly to...

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