Hyperfocus : How to Work Less to Achieve More

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 20mm | 280g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1509866116
  • 9781509866113
  • 8,568

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The most productive man you could ever hope to meet TED.com
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Engaging...teaches [you] how to re-examine your tasks, determine your priorities and minimize interruptions. * The New York Times * A must-read for readers seeking to regain control of their ability to concentrate. * Publishers Weekly * A fascinating guide to managing our attention. -- Kai-Fu Lee, Founder of Google China, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures Hyperfocus takes decades of scientific insights and pairs them with practical application to show us all how best to manage and multiply our attention. -- David Burkus, author of Under New Management and Friend of a Friend Pay attention to Chris Bailey-this book is well worth the focus. -- Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes Being hyperfocused in a busy world is a skill every professional needs in their arsenal. Chris Bailey will show you how to master it in his new book Hyperfocus -- Vanessa Van Edwards, author of Captivate I read Hyperfocus on my phone. . . but this book was so engaging I stopped checking email entirely! -- Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours Read this book if you want a stress-relieving salve as well as a guarantee to improve both your productivity and happiness. -- Jim Citrin, author of The Career Playbook Practical, well written and timely. -- Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential I loved the book. -- Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism Let me guess. You're like me. You don't have time to read this book. Or any book! Who has time for books anymore? Well, that's perfect. Because it means you have the disease. And right now you're holding the cure -- Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation When you have read this book, get ready to do your most important work! -- Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and The Happiness of Pursuit Becoming more productive isn't about time management; it's about attention management. I'd tell you more about that, but I lost my train of thought. Luckily this attention-grabbing book is here to help. -- Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take, and coauthor of Option B Extraordinary . . . eye-opening -- David Allen, author of Getting Things Done The most productive man you could ever hope to meet -- TED.com
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About Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey ran a year-long productivity project where he conducted intensive research, as well as dozens of productivity experiments on himself, to discover how to become as productive as possible. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject and has garnered coverage in the media as diverse as the New York Times, Huffington Post, New York magazine, Harvard Business Review, TED, Fast Company and Lifehacker. The author of The Productivity Project, Chris lives in Kingston, Ontario, in Canada.
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