A SHORT HISTORY OF THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE
The Pomodoro Technique was created in the late eighties by then university student Francesco Cirillo who had been searching for an effective way to focus on his studies.
His system of working in 25 minute increments, without interruption, with five minute breaks, has been adopted by productivity experts all over the world.
Cirillo wrote a 130 page book on the technique in 2006 which he offered as a free download. It was downloaded over 2 million times — about 250,000 times a year — before the author took the pdf down in 2013, and restricted access to the book to his personal website.
In 2018 the book has been published by Currency (Penguin Random House) in the US, Virgin Books (Penguin Random House) in the UK and many others in the world. This publication marks the first time the book has been available for purchase through retail channels.