The Productivity Project

  • by Chris Bailey
  • Narrated by Chris Bailey
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nearly all of us want to be more productive, but finding the method that works for you among the hundreds and hundreds of different tips, tricks and hacks can be a daunting prospect. After graduating college Chris Bailey decided to dedicate a whole year to doing just that - experimenting with as many of the techniques as he could and finding the things that work.
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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Love the author's energy. What a wonderful nerd! Great content! An essential read for living in modern times. Easily the best book on productivity on the market.
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- P.Ch

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.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK