Among the experiments that he undertook are going several weeks on little to no sleep; cutting out caffeine and sugar; taking a daily siesta; living in total isolation for 10 days; stretching his workweek to 90 hours; and getting up at 5:30 every morning, all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The results were often surprising!
This audiobook is the result of Chris' year-long journey, distilling the lessons he learned into a few core truths about how we get things done (or, indeed, don't). Among the many counterintuitive insights Chris discovered that had the biggest impact on his productivity were striving for imperfection, scheduling less time for important tasks, the 20 second rule to distract yourself from distractions, and the concept of productive procrastination.
In this accessible and fun guide, Chris Bailey offers over 30 tried and tested best practices that will help everyone to accomplish more - and become more awesome.
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By KMW on 03-04-17
A well intentioned waste of time
No real scientific method is used in most of the "studies" take place and this is little more than a student's musings on productivity and his attempt to be "the productivity guy"
There is very to learn here if you've ever had a serious job or run a company.
I liked the author's narration and he made a valiant effort to keep the listener engaged but ultimately the content has little to offer.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 15-03-17
Defenitly worth the time
Book provides a lot of valuable tips and explanations. The voice of the author is very nice to listen to. I really enjoy the fast that the book it's written in a casual, less formal way, which makes the topic much more interesting. Defenitly will listen again in few months after implementing some of the changes
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By Dora D on 21-05-18
Useful and motivational (but a bit unrealistic?)
If this book is read constantly keeping in mind the differences between the author's life situation and your own and then applied selectively (choosing what you, personally, can apply in your own life taking into consideration the restrictions and opportunities you have), then you will probably benefit from it greatly.
The main issue with this book is that Bailey took a year off of <u>everything</u> so experiment with productivity. Plus, he made his own schedule. Not everyone has the luxuries he had during this time. Therefore, not all of his tips are equally as feasible, realistic, or applicable in everyone's life. Nevertheless, if you select one tip at a time and start implementing it slowly, I think they can greatly improve your life. I have been implementing a great many of them the last couple of years (obviously, prior to reading this book) and stand by what he says. Still, we should all know our capabilities and limitations (and maybe push them a bit as well).
All in all, the book is practical and very easy to read. The most useful parts are the challenges he lists at the end of each chapter that motivate you to really apply what he explained throughout the text.
By Anonymous User on 02-10-17
I loved this book
This is the first book I have ever read and it felt amazing. The voice was great