Productivity and Performance Expert | Bestselling Author, The Productivity Project
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 Bailey will transform how you and your audience think about productivity.
When Chris graduated from university, he received two full-time job offers, but declined them both to dedicate a year to exploring his weird passion: personal 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. Today, Chris speaks about his research conducted over the past ten years, and the research of the world’s foremost productivity experts, to show how we can apply this research to our daily lives in order to accomplish more.
In his fresh and entertaining take on productivity, Chris shares useful and often counterintuitive takeaways such as: prioritizing what’s important; slowing down to work more deliberately; shrinking and eliminating distractions; 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 published by Penguin Random House that has been translated into eight languages. He is currently working on his second book, on how to focus deeper and clearer, which will be published in 2019. His productivity blog, A Life of Productivity, is read by over 200,000 people from around the world every month.
His work has received national and international media attention from countless outlets, including The New York Times, Fortune, New York Magazine, Fast Company, the BBC, and others.