Productivity and Performance Expert | Author, The Productivity Project
When Chris Bailey graduated from university, he received two full-time job offers, but declined them both to dedicate a year of his life to exploring his weird passion: productivity. Within that year, he conducted dozens of productivity experiments on himself, such as living in total isolation for ten days, only using his smartphone for an hour a day, and even working 90-hour weeks. Called “the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet” by TED Talks, a “productivity mastermind” by Fast Company, and “a quirky and energetic guide through the productivity thicket” by the Harvard Business Review, Chris shares his research conducted over the past ten years, and the research of the world’s foremost productivity experts, to explain what works and what doesn’t when it comes to accomplishing more.
In his fresh and entertaining take on productivity, Chris shares useful and counter-intuitive takeaways such as: 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.
Chris is the author of The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy, an international bestseller that has been translated into seven languages. His productivity blog is read by over 200,000 people from around the world every month.
His work has received national and international media attention from outlets such as The New York Times, Lifehacker, Fast Company, New York Magazine, and countless others.