Summary of The Productivity Project

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9 Overall

10 Applicability

7 Innovation

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Productivity expert Chris Bailey has delved into this specialty for his whole career. After college, he took a year off to research productivity and to conduct carefully controlled and monitored productivity experiments. After that, Bailey spent ten years investigating “thousands of productivity hacks” to determine what people can do to increase their productivity and become consistently more productive. Bailey used that decade of experimentation to identify 25 effective productivity techniques. To get the most from your time and effort, getAbstract recommends checking out his insights and methods. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to break productivity down into three basic components and
  • How to use 25 techniques to become more productive. 

About the Author

Chris Bailey is an author and productivity consultant. During his year-long productivity project, he wrote more than 216,000 words (864 pages) about productivity in his blog, A Year of Productivity.  



Make Your Time Count

You get 24 hours every day to live your life and pursue your dreams. If you’re like most people, once you take care of your obligations, you’ll still have about two and a half hours of discretionary time left. That’s not much time to achieve what really matters to you.

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    Halil Serdar Mumcu 8 months ago
    Clearly stated 25 techniques. Better print it and stick it on your cubicle wall.
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    Martin de Urgoiti 9 months ago
    Wunderful selection of some simple and possible steps to boost productivity. Pick a few and it will already pay off.

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