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The productivity project : accomplishing more by managing your time, attention, and energy better

Author: Chris Bailey
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bailey
ISBN: 9781101904039 1101904038 9781101904053 1101904054
OCLC Number: 910979595
Description: viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A new definition of productivity --
Where to start --
Not all tasks are created equal --
Three daily tasks --
Ready for prime time --
Cozying up to ugly tasks --
Meet yourself ... from the future --
Why the Internet ls killing your productivity --
The time economy --
Working less --
Energy enlightenment --
Cleaning house --
The zen of productivity --
Shrinking the unimportant --
Removing the unimportant --
Emptying your brain --
Rising up --
Making room --
Becoming more deliberate --
Attention hijackers --
The art of doing one thing --
The meditation chapter --
Refueling --
Drinking for energy --
The exercise pill --
Sleeping your way to productivity --
The final step --
Afterword: One year later.
Responsibility: Chris Bailey.

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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.

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