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Hyperfocus : How to Work Less to Achieve More

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'The most productive man you'd ever hope to meet'
TED

Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey is 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.

In Hyperfocus, you will learn:
- How working fewer hours can increase our productivity
- 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, Chris Bailey provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention. He 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.

'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 18mm | 184g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1509866132
  • 9781509866137
  • 6,604

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An engaging book . . . Bailey teaches how to re-examine your tasks, determine your priorities and minimize interruptions. The New York Times
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This book will appeal to a wide audience, from those in business to self-help seekers and busy parents. * Booklist * A fascinating guide to managing our attention...a wonderful toolbox full of practical and detailed best practices. I can't wait to give these ideas a try. * 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 * Using all of the latest science, Bailey gives readers practical, incredible frameworks to change how you work. * Vanessa Van Edwards, author of Captivate * A lifeline in a world in which we are all overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time to do it. 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 * I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to do more of what matters in a distracted world. * Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours * 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 * Attention-grabbing... Chris Bailey offers actionable, data-driven insights for sharpening your focus - and finding the right moments to blur it. * Adam Grant, author of Originals, Give and Take, and Option B * Extraordinary [and] eye-opening. * David Allen, author of Getting Things Done * A must-read for readers seeking to regain control of their ability to concentrate. * Publishers Weekly * An engaging book . . . Bailey teaches how to re-examine your tasks, determine your priorities and minimize interruptions. * The New York Times *
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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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1,174 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (485)
3 25% (292)
2 6% (66)
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