The Productivity Project Book
Score: 3
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The Productivity Project


  • Author : Chris Bailey
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345815798

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The Productivity Project Excerpt :

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—to 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’s 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—all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: · 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. 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.

The Productivity Project Book

The Productivity Project


  • Author : Chris Bailey
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349413044

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The Productivity Project Excerpt :

'A fun, interesting, and useful read!' David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done 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.

The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition Book

The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition


  • Author : Chet Holmes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593418208

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The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition Excerpt :

The 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling foundational business training manual for ambitious readers, featuring new concepts and mental models: updated, expanded, and revised. Many people assume they need to attend business school to learn how to build a successful business or advance in their career. That's not true. The vast majority of modern business practice requires little more than common sense, simple arithmetic, and knowledge of a few very important ideas and principles. The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition provides a clear overview of the essentials of every major business topic: entrepreneurship, product development, marketing, sales, negotiation, accounting, finance, productivity, communication, psychology, leadership, systems design, analysis, and operations management...all in one comprehensive volume. Inside you'll learn concepts such as: The 5 Parts of Every Business: You can understand and improve any business, large or small, by focusing on five fundamental topics. The 12 Forms of Value: Products and services are only two of the twelve ways you can create value for your customers. 4 Methods to Increase Revenue: There are only four ways for a business to bring in more money. Do you know what they are? Business degrees are often a poor investment, but business skills are always useful, no matter how you acquire them. The Personal MBA will help you do great work, make good decisions, and take full advantage of your skills, abilities, and available opportunities--no matter what you do (or would like to do) for a living.

Hyperfocus Book

Hyperfocus


  • Author : Chris Bailey
  • Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0735273693

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Hyperfocus Excerpt :

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.

My Morning Routine Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

My Morning Routine


  • Author : Benjamin Spall
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735220287

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My Morning Routine Excerpt :

ONE OF AMAZON’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF 2018 ONE OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOKS OF THE MONTH ON RELEASE ONE OF BUSINESS INSIDER’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER A guide to the early morning habits that boost your productivity and relax you—featuring interviews with leaders like Arianna Huffington, General Stanley McChrystal, Marie Kondo, and more. Marie Kondo performs a quick tidying ritual to quiet her mind before leaving the house. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, mixes three shots of espresso with three scoops of cocoa powder and two sweeteners. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels doesn't set an alarm, because her five-year-old jolts her from sleep by jumping into bed for a cuddle every morning. Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, the authors of My Morning Routine interviewed sixty-four of today's most successful people, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal–and offer timeless advice on creating a routine of your own. Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don't feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you'll look forward to waking up. This comprehensive guide will show you how to get into a routine that works for you so that you can develop the habits that move you forward. Just as a Jenga stack is only as sturdy as its foundational blocks, the choices we make throughout our day depend on the intentions we set in the morning. Like it or not, our morning habits form the stack that our whole day is built on. Whether you want to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning, this book has you covered.

Getting Things Done Book
Score: 4
From 97 Ratings

Getting Things Done


  • Author : David Allen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698161863

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Getting Things Done Excerpt :

The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity." "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.

Hyperfocus Book

Hyperfocus


  • Author : Chris Bailey
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735273702

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Hyperfocus Excerpt :

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.

How to be a Productivity Ninja 2019 UPDATED EDITION Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

How to be a Productivity Ninja 2019 UPDATED EDITION


  • Author : Graham Allcott
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785784620

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How to be a Productivity Ninja 2019 UPDATED EDITION Excerpt :

World-leading productivity expert Graham Allcott’s business bible is given a complete update for 2019. Do you waste too much time on your phone? Scroll through Twitter or Instagram when you should be getting down to your real tasks? Is your attention easily distracted? We’ve got the solution: The Way of the Productivity Ninja. In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it anymore. Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen-like Calm and Stealth & Camouflage, this fully revised new edition of How to be a Productivity Ninja offers a fun and accessible guide to working smarter, getting more done and learning to love what you do again.

Harvesting Prosperity Book

Harvesting Prosperity


  • Author : Keith Fuglie
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464814297

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Harvesting Prosperity Excerpt :

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. “As 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

The Productivity Habits Book

The Productivity Habits


  • Author : Ben Elijah
  • Publisher : Lid Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1907794832

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The Productivity Habits Excerpt :

The need to be more productive is the bane of any executive or manager—both at work and at home—but this doesn't have to be a problem anymore. This book introduces nine habits that can turn procrastination into productivity and the pain of overburden into the pleasure of achievement. Ben Elijah offers a tool to help turn ideas into action, make the best use of time, make decisions more quickly, manage projects, achieve goals or just get tasks done. And what's more his tools will quickly turn into habits so you will feel things get done automatically. The book is packed full of tips, hints, diagrams and anecdotes and each habit is explained simply, with a cue, an action and a reward.

Off the Clock Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Off the Clock


  • Author : Laura Vanderkam
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735219823

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Off the Clock Excerpt :

"I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our call with an assurance that I would not take much of her time. She laughed. 'Oh, I have all the time in the world,' she said." Most of us feel constantly behind, unsure how to escape feeling oppressed by busyness. Laura Vanderkam, unlike other time-management gurus, believes that in order to get more done, we must first feel like we have all the time in the world. Think about it: why haven't you trained for that 5K or read War and Peace? Probably because you feel beaten down by all the time you don't seem to have. In this book, Vanderkam reveals the seven counterintuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. You'll meet people such as... ♦ An elementary school principal who figured out how to spend more time mentoring teachers, and less time supervising the cafeteria ♦ An executive who builds lots of meeting-free space into his calendar, despite managing teams across multiple continents ♦ A CEO who does focused work in a Waffle House early in the morning, so he can keep an open door and a relaxed mindset all day ♦ An artist who overcame a creative block, and reached new heights of productivity, by being more gentle with herself, rather than more demanding The strategies in this book can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including "time makeovers" of people who are learning how to use these tools. Off the Clock can inspire the rest of us to create lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment.

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades  While Studying Less  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades While Studying Less


  • Author : Thomas Frank
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-01-05
  • Genre: College student orientation
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 1517004446

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10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades While Studying Less Excerpt :

Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it'll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class, Take more effective notes, Get more out of your textbooks, Plan like a general, Build a better study environment, Fight entropy and stay organized, Defeat Procrastination, Study smarter, Write better papers, Make group projects suck less, Whether you're in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you're a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you're a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?

The Future of Productivity Book

The Future of Productivity


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-12-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264248533

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The Future of Productivity Excerpt :

This book addresses the rising productivity gap between the global frontier and other firms, and identifies a number of structural impediments constraining business start-ups, knowledge diffusion and resource allocation (such as barriers to up-scaling and relatively high rates of skill mismatch).

The Productivity Revolution Book

The Productivity Revolution


  • Author : Marc Reklau
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9918950935

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The Productivity Revolution Excerpt :

Double Your Productivity with these habits. Are you tired of losing focus, procrastinating, and leaving projects unfinished? What if you could dramatically increase your productivity? What if you could stop being overwhelmed and get an extra hour a day to do the things you love? What would finally having time to spend with your family, some alone time to read, or exercise mean to you? In this book, international bestselling author Marc Reklau shows you his proven secrets to extreme productivity. Learn the best strategies to overcome procrastination, improve your mindset, and achieve your goals. More than anything else in your life or career, the way you manage your time will determine your success or failure. It's simple: The better you use your time, the more you will get accomplished, hence the more you will earn. The secret of successful people is to focus on the most important things on their to-do lists and actually do them. This simple, fast-paced e-Book will help you to get more done in less time and with less stress. It will take you through simple, practical, and doable steps and create a system for optimal productivity that can change your life forever. You'll do things faster - and even more importantly - you will do the right things! (Most people don't have time because they waste it on doing unimportant stuff) You'll learn: How to use your to-do lists correctly The best tricks to overcome procrastination and do the important stuff How to stop being busy and aim for results How to save 7 to 14 hours a week by changing just one habit. How to identify your REAL priorities and the tasks that bring most ROI How to get control of your emails and avoid an overflowing inbox How to detect and prevent burning out How to reduce stress from client-imposed deadlines to virtually zero and much more!

The Getting Things Done Workbook Book

The Getting Things Done Workbook


  • Author : David Allen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525505228

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The Getting Things Done Workbook Excerpt :

An accessible, practical, step-by-step how-to guide that supplements Getting Things Done by providing the details, the how-to's, and the practices to apply GTD more fully and easily in daily life The incredible popularity of Getting Things Done revealed people's need to take control of their own productivity with a system that reduces the stress of staying on top of it all. Around the world hundreds of certified trainers and coaches are engaged full time in teaching the process, supported by a grassroots movement of Meetup groups, LinkedIn groups, Facebook groups, podcasts, blogs and dozens of apps based on it. While Getting Things Done remains the definitive way to gain perspective over work and create the mental space for creativity and mindfulness, The Getting Things Done Workbook enhances the original by providing an accessible guide to the GTD methodology in workbook form. The workbook divides the process into small, manageable segments to allow for easier learning and doing. Each chapter identifies a challenge the reader may be facing--such as being overwhelmed by too many to-do lists, a messy desk, or email overload--and explains the GTD concept to address. The lessons can be learned and implemented in almost any order, and whichever is adopted will provide immediate benefits. This handy instructional manual will give both seasoned GTD users and newcomers alike clear action steps to take to reach a place of sustained efficiency.