Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Random House Canada
ISBN_10 : 9780345815798
Copyright Year : 2016-01-05
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A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives. Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream鈥攖o spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world鈥檚 foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he tackled: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he used his smartphone for just an hour a day for three months; he gained ten pounds of muscle mass; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for three months鈥攁ll the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The Productivity Project鈥攁nd the lessons Chris learned鈥攁re the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: 路 slowing down to work more deliberately; 路 shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; 路 the rule of three; 路 striving for imperfection; 路 scheduling less time for important tasks; 路 the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions; 路 and the concept of productive procrastination. In an eye-opening and thoroughly engaging read, Bailey offers a treasure trove of insights and over 25 best practices that will help you accomplish more. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Piatkus Books
ISBN_10 : 0349413053
Copyright Year : 2016-01-05
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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 book is the result of Chris's 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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馃搾 Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey

Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Random House Canada
ISBN_10 : 9780735273702
Copyright Year : 2018-08-28
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Canada's productivity expert returns with a totally fresh angle on how to do more with less. Throughout his experiments and research, Chris Bailey came across many little-known insights into how we focus (a key element of productivity), including the surprising idea that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness (as we'd assume), but a balance between two frames of mind. The most recent neuroscientific research on attention reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus helps readers unlock both, so they can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately. Diving deep into the science and theories about how and why we bring our attention to bear on life's big goals and everyday tasks, Chris Bailey takes his unique approach to productivity to the next level in Hyperfocus, while retaining the approachable voice and perspective that made him a fast favourite.

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馃搾 Extreme Productivity by Robert C. Pozen

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 9780062188540
Copyright Year : 2012-10-02
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鈥淩equired reading for professionals鈥攁nd aspiring professionals鈥攐f all levels.鈥 鈥擲hirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Former Chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 鈥淩ead this book if you want to learn how to run efficient and effective meetings鈥攐r how to avoid them altogether.鈥 鈥擩. Michael Cook, Director of Comcast and IFF, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Deloitte Robert C. Pozen, one of the business world鈥檚 most successful鈥攁nd productive鈥攅xecutives, reveals the surprising secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. Extreme Productivity is an essential handbook for every business professional, empowering them with proven methods for prioritizing efficiently and maximizing time at work, while leading a full and productive personal life as well.

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馃搾 Photos Of You by Tammy Robinson

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Forever
ISBN_10 : 9781538700372
Copyright Year : 2020-02-18
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Fall in love with this heartwarming and heartbreaking novel perfect "for fans of Me Before You" (Next Magazine). When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she discovers this will be her last birthday. The cancer she thought she'd beaten three years ago is back -- only now it's terminal, and she's not going to waste any of the time she has left. All she truly wants is the one thing she's been dreaming of since she was a little girl: a wedding. The only problem: She doesn't have a groom. Ava's friends and family rally around her to help throw the wedding of her dreams -- without the husband-to-be. As word spreads on social media, the bridal planning goes viral, attracting the attention of a prominent women's magazine. And when a photographer volunteers to help document the whole event, it becomes heartbreakingly clear that it's never too late to discover the love of your life. "Just the right mixture of sweet and sad...With the hope of Kelly Rimmer, the empathy of JoJo Moyes, and the likeable characters of Abbi Waxman, Photos of You is full of tears and smiles." ---Booklist Includes a reading group guide!

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馃搾 Hyperfocus by CHRIS. BAILEY

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ISBN_10 : 1509866132
Copyright Year : 2020-01-09
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A practical guide to managing your attention - the most powerful resource you have to become more creative, get stuff done, and live a more meaningful life 'The best productivity plans call for strategy, not just hacks or tactics - and Hyperfocus gives you strategy in spades. When you read this book, get ready to do your most important work!' Chris Guillebeau In Hyperfocus, you will learn: - How working fewer hours can increase our productivity - How drinking caffeine strategically instead of habitually gives us more energy - How we get more done by making our work harder, not easier - How we do our best creative work when we're the most tired Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today and we've never been so busy while accomplishing so little. In Hyperfocus, the bestselling author of The Productivity Project provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention. Chris Bailey reveals how the brain switches between two mental modes - hyperfocus, our deep concentration mode, and scatterfocus, our creative, reflective mode - and how the surest path to being our most creative and efficient selves at work is to combine them both.

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馃搾 Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781101404355
Copyright Year : 2010-04-15
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How the world's leading innovators push their ideas to fruition again and again Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution is rare. According to Scott Belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be developed by anyone willing to develop their organizational habits and leadership capability. That's why he founded Behance, a company that helps creative people and teams across industries develop these skills. Belsky has spent six years studying the habits of creative people and teams that are especially productive-the ones who make their ideas happen time and time again. After interviewing hundreds of successful creatives, he has compiled their most powerful-and often counterintuitive-practices, such as: 鈥enerate ideas in moderation and kill ideas liberally 鈥rioritize through nagging 鈥ncourage fighting within your team While many of us obsess about discovering great new ideas, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Innovation Playhouse LLC
ISBN_10 : 9780984548200
Copyright Year : 2010
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A guide to the Agile Results system, a systematic way to achieve both short- and long-term results that can be applied to all aspects of life.

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Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
ISBN_10 : 9781848316843
Copyright Year : 2014-01-02
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In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don鈥檛 cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists and endless, pointless meetings. Thankfully there is a better way: The Way of the Productivity Ninja. Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen-like Calm and Stealth & Camouflage you will get your inbox down to zero, make the most of your attention, beat procrastination and learn to work smarter, not harder. Written by one of the UK鈥檚 foremost productivity experts, How to be a Productivity Ninja is a fun, accessible and practical guide to staying cool, calm and collected, getting more done, and learning to love your work again.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : World Bank Publications
ISBN_10 : 9781464814297
Copyright Year : 2019-11-05
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Back cover blurb Rising agricultural productivity has driven improvements in living standards for millennia. Today, redoubling that effort in developing countries is critical to reducing extreme poverty, ensuring food security for an increasing global population, and adapting to changes in climate. This volume presents fresh analysis on global trends and sources of productivity growth in agriculture and offers new perspectives on the drivers of that growth. It argues that gains from the reallocation of land and labor are not as promising as believed, so policy needs to focus more on the generation and dissemination of new technologies, which requires stepping up national research efforts. Yet, in many of the poorest nations, a serious research spending gap has emerged precisely at the time when the challenges faced by agriculture are intensifying. The book focuses on how this problem can be redressed in the public sector, as well as on reforms aimed at mobilizing new private sector actors and value chains, particularly creating a better enabling environment, reforming trade regulations, introducing new products, and strengthening intellectual property rights. On the demand side, the book examines what recent research reveals about policies to reduce the barriers impeding smallholder farmers from adopting new technologies. Harvesting Prosperity is the fourth volume of the World Bank Productivity Project, which seeks to bring frontier thinking on the measurement and determinants of productivity to global policy makers. 鈥淎s rightly argued by the authors, growth in agricultural productivity is the essential instrument to promote development in low-income agriculture-based countries. Achieving this requires research and development, upgrading of universities, reinforcement of farmer capacities, removal of constraints to adoption, and the development of inclusive value chains with interlinked contracts. As important, such efforts also need to be placed within a context of comprehensive agricultural, rural, and structural transformations. However, in many countries implementation of the requisite policies has been lagging. This book, with contributions from many top experts in the field, provides the most up-to-date presentation of this argument and explains in detail how to successfully put its ideas into practice. Governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations need to study it carefully to turn the promise of agriculture for development into a reality.鈥 Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet Professors of the Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley

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