Productivity and Performance Expert | Bestselling Author, Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project
Chris Bailey provides audiences with practical and tactical advice for becoming more productive. Called “the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet” by TED Talks, a “productivity mastermind” by Fast Company, “a quirky and energetic guide through the productivity thicket” by the Harvard Business Review, and an “all-around productivity guru” by Wired Magazine, Bailey will transform how you and your audience think about productivity in the workplace and beyond.
Bailey is the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project—which have been published in 20 languages and sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. He is also the author of the Audible Original, How to Train Your Mind, and is writing a third book for Penguin Books, on how calm improves our productivity. On top of the books, Bailey writes a weekly column at ALifeofProductivity.com, which is read by tens of thousands of people every week. His latest TED Talk, “How to Get Your Brain to Focus”, has been viewed over 7 million times.
Bailey’s approach is unique: he believes there is no one-size-fits-all solution to becoming more productive. Instead, he has spent the last decade experimenting with every productivity tactic under the sun, separating what works from what doesn’t. That experimentation has run the gambit from curious to ridiculous and saw him meditating for 35 hours in a week, using his smartphone for only an hour a day, working 90-hour weeks, and much more. Combining lessons from his books, the latest research, and what he found during these productivity experiments, Bailey offers useful tidbits on how we can apply this advice to our daily lives in order to accomplish more.
To date, Bailey has written hundreds of articles on productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Lifehacker, GQ, TED, Wired Magazine, BBC, Fortune, and Fast Company.