Articles by: Chris Bailey

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When a person becomes an idea

When a person becomes an idea

Here is a fact you cannot deny: you are a person. Let’s draw a dot to illustrate this. Pretend this dot is you. When your friends, family, and acquaintances think of you, chances are many things come to mind: how you make them feel; the nice (and not so nice) […]

by × September 19, 2016 ×

General Productivity

5 ways to read more books, and then read them more productively

5 ways to read more books, and then read them more productively

I don’t watch many movies or much TV, but I devour books by the truckload. Most weeks I receive a fresh new box of books from Amazon, and by the time the week is done I’m finished another one or two of them. I’ve had this reading ritual for years, […]

by × September 14, 2016 ×

General Productivity

My New TED Talk: A More Human Approach to Productivity

My New TED Talk: A More Human Approach to Productivity

A month or so back, I was invited to speak at TEDx Liverpool, and the talk was just posted online! I absolutely love how it turned out—and hope you will too! Take a look here. Enjoy! Chris p.s. No obligation whatsoever, but it would mean a lot to me if […]

by × September 7, 2016 ×

General Productivity

Sometimes crap work is fun work

Sometimes crap work is fun work

A lot of writers in the productivity space—myself included—rail against crap work. Crap work is the stuff we have to do as a part of our job that provides us with a low return on our time—tasks like administrative work, data entry, scheduling things, or anything else we could automate […]

by × August 22, 2016 ×

General Productivity

It often doesn’t matter how productive you are

It often doesn’t matter how productive you are

There is no productivity There is a quote that I love from Pierre Reverdy (a French poet): “There is no love; there are only proofs of love.” This quote applies to a lot. Take airport security, as an example. Over the last month, I’ve gone through airport security more than […]

by × August 15, 2016 ×

General Productivity

Waking up early doesn’t make you more productive. Here’s what does

Waking up early doesn’t make you more productive. Here’s what does

One of the biggest productivity myths out there is that waking up early makes you productive. The idea of waking up early is a sexy one: a lot of people dream about being a productive early riser; drinking a cup coffee, reading the news, working out, and meditating before the […]

by × August 1, 2016 ×

General Productivity

What’s the most consequential thing you could be working on right now?

What’s the most consequential thing you could be working on right now?

The most powerful way to think about the tasks in your work is to think what consequences doing a task will have. In other words, what will be different in the world because you spent time on something? The most productive tasks in your work are the ones that set off […]

by × July 25, 2016 ×

Technology

6 ways to become more productive while playing Pokemon Go

6 ways to become more productive while playing Pokemon Go

As you might be able to deduce, with me cranking out two articles about Pokemon Go in just as many weeks, I’m in deep. But the truth is, I’m okay with that. As far as video games go, Pokemon Go is a pretty productive one—over the last seven days, I’ve […]

by × July 21, 2016 ×

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