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- Publisher: Piatkus (5 Jan. 2016)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B017RKCBN4
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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-- David Allen, author of Getting Things Done "Chris Bailey might be the most productive man you'd ever hope to meet."
-- TED Blog "Here's a book that promises, in the title, to pay for itself. And, the truth is, it will, in just a few days. And you'll even enjoy the journey."
-- Seth Godin, Author of Linchpin "Chris has written the ultimate guidebook for setting your life on fire. Read it, and you'll not only get more done, you'll feel better about it too."
-- Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It "So often we get stuck just doing what we have always done, even if it's not really working. This book helps you cut through all the productivity advice out there to find and test what really works for you."
-- Shawn Achor, positive psychology researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage
"The Productivity Project is well-written, fun, practical and useful all at the same time. I loved this book. It's practical Buddhism at its best!"
-- Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There "Chris doesn't just want you to be more productive. He wants you to live a better life. This book is a two-hour ticket to not only becoming more productive, but becoming genuinely happier."
--Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Ultimately, This book is unique as it incorporates discussion of different productivity techniques and also draws heavily upon Bailey's "Year of Productivity " Project in which he conducted several experiment such as :- Using his smartphone for 1 hour a day, bingeing on Netflix for a week , meditating for 35 hours a week etc to see if these actions had a positive or negative affect on his productivity.
-Challenges at the end of the chapters were easy and accessible but meant the reader had to have a hard think about their life
-I have to mention the part about importance of energy again as i feel it was really important and the depth made the book rather unique for me
-Made me think about my "Attention Muscle" and how out of shape it is
Cons: I couldn't find any - As i said i literally just found this book by listening to a podcast that Bailey done shortly before the book came out and figured hey its new year i'll give it a go and it was fantastic !
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I was somehow not comfortable with Author's writing style which was mostly what he did as a project, while the challenges for the reader comes at the end of each chapter, it is too late after so many repetitive concepts. The whole book could have been cut in half without loss of materials.
Also, a lot of advice here is not practical for people in a developing country such as India, such as hiring a virtual assistant or declining low-value meetings, but it is understandable when we realize that this is a book written for Americans, not for international readers.
Definitely some great takeaways here, but they could have very well put in a long article, rather than a whole book.
If you have plenty of time, by all means, read it, but if you want to learn more about the concepts and implement them, go for "Getting Things Done", "The way we are working is not working", "The 7 habits of highly effective people".
E.g. bringing up all the subconscious tasks as housekeeping or worrying and creating a lot of work by consciously processing them just shows me that this has nothing to do with what productivity is in modern world corporations and ife in general. Yes sure, we should be aware of our heuristics in the sense of Kahneman. But don’t overdo it please. Similarly, the “wandering mind” concept, that you have to actively stop processing tasks from time to time so that tasks solve themselves or that new ideas come to you. Basically, by letting the subconscious mind fully operate. That is what happens whenever you encounter a barrier in a project. It also happens when you are trying out solutions that don’t work out. We don’t need to actively pause processing tasks. The pauses will come to you.
Personally, I barely can relate to the content. And I have to be productive day in day out as an engineer in a mid-size multinational company.
I truly respect the author for the efforts he has taken. YES, TREMENDOUS EFFORTS TO FILTER AND SHOW THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TECHNIQUES WORKING TO ACCOMPLISH MORE.
I am accomplishing more, why? Because the author has provided a solution for everything like:
1. How to clear your mind to stay focused
2. How to keep attention highjackers(like your smartphones/internet) to the side
3. How to sleep better
4. How to have more energy with dieting and exercising
5. How to be mindful with meditation
Imagine, you are following all these, how good you would be!
But one thing: Invest in this book only if you have promised yourself that you are going to use these techniques for your good. Don't just read and keep the book to the side. Common guys, grab this book and let's make you better. Happy reading
Durch die unterhaltsame und anschauliche Art des Autors das Thema Produktivität anhand seiner Erfahrungen aus seinen Selbstexperimenten zu vermitteln, ist glaubwürdig und macht das Thema leicht verdaulich. Man ist wirklich daran interessiert was als nächstes kommt. Die eingebauten Challenges bieten darüber hinaus eine tolle Möglichkeit, das erlernte schnell und einfach in erste Handlungsschritte umzusetzen.
Ein wirklich gelungenes Buch zu einem immer wichtiger werdenden Thema.
Não são dicas milagrosas, são pequenas mudanças que podem levar a uma grande transformação.
I’ve clearly developed a liking of the author and “deliberately” decided to write a comment to show my respect to the “mindfulness“ Chris Bailey has put in realizing his year-long project as well as in writing this book.
(Even though he buy drinks at Tim Horton, watches hockey, practices Yoga, and uses and saves Canadian dollars.)
Among the productivity books Amazon suggests (Power of habit, Deep Work, etc.), I’ve found this one less “journalist-styled”, way more personable, and covers a full range of our daily life scenarios.
Great job from a cheerful writer. Even though he feels Canadian. :)