The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy

The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy

A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives.
 
Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he tackled: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he used his smartphone for just an hour a day for three months; he gained ten pounds of muscle mass; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for three months—all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work.
 
The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you:
·         slowing down to work more deliberately;
·         shrinking or eliminating the unimportant;
·         the rule of three;
·         striving for imperfection;
·         scheduling less time for important tasks;
·         the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions;
·         and the concept of productive procrastination.
In an eye-opening and thoroughly engaging read, Bailey offers a treasure trove of insights and over 25 best practices that will help you accomplish more.

Title:The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
ISBN:9781101904039
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  • Amir Tesla

    This book envelopes many great ideas that have proven to make you more productive and are results of one year engagement with numerous experiments from the author. If you value efficiency, meaning, co...

  • Katie Bruell

    I would like to re-read this every 6 months until it's burned in my brain. So much good advice. It really got me thinking about a lot of different aspects of my work and life. It's so much more than j...

  • Victoria Meyer

    I have never found an author's personality more revolting than Bailey's. Sure, he has a few good tips here and there, but it didn't make up for the fact that he started writing this book his first yea...

  • Apoorva

    If you’re someone who’s looking for ways to be productive, then ‘The Productivity Project’ is for you. This book is a summary of the author’s research and experiments on productivity over th...

  • Gautam Soman

    It's sad that Goodreads doesn't allow for half-star ratings, and it's ironic that a book about productivity should turn out to be a colossal waste of our time. The author claims to have spent one YEAR...

  • Michael

    I read productivity books like other people read the Bible. You've heard it all before. You believe most of it is true. You need constant reminders of why it's true and why it's worth knowing.Chris Ba...

  • Isaac Jourden

    I just returned my first ever Audible audiobook: The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey. It's pretty much a handful of basic tips everyone knows (stop watching so much TV, stop using the internet so...

  • Kris

    Some useful ideas, buried in a lot of redundancy....

  • Dr. Tobias Christian Fischer

    How should you position yourself in a project? You can either be a monk or a broker - or in other words said: you should find your balance between work hard, play hard. The book has great parts and is...

  • Nick Bachusky

    such a great book with many takeaways, should be required reading in high school!...