Productivity Experiments

Productivity Experiments

5 simple ways I gained 15 pounds of muscle

5 simple ways I gained 15 pounds of muscle

15 pounds If you’re familiar with how big of a nerd I am, it may be no surprise that one of my favorite quotes is from Steve Jobs. During his brilliant commencement address at Stanford, he talked about the events of his life: “you can’t connect the dots looking forward, […]

by × November 24, 2015 ×

Productivity Experiments

5 huge lessons I learned binge-watching Netflix for a month

5 huge lessons I learned binge-watching Netflix for a month

For the entire month of July, I watched at least eight hours of TV shows, movies, and documentaries on Netflix every second day—including on weekends.

by × August 6, 2015 ×

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A few curious observations and updates from my binge-watching experiment

A few curious observations and updates from my binge-watching experiment

At the start of the month I kicked off a productivity experiment to binge-watch Netflix for a month; alternating between watching Netflix for an entire day, and then working the next, to see how binge-watching and vegging out impacts my productivity. I’m right in the thick of the experiment right […]

by × July 16, 2015 ×

Productivity Experiments

My Next Productivity Experiment: One Month of Netflix

My Next Productivity Experiment: One Month of Netflix

Naturally, now that I’ve finished writing my book, I’ve got a lot more time on my hands.  While brainstorming ideas for productivity experiments with a few friends the other day, we came to realize something curious: while I’ve experimented quite a bit with getting more done, I haven’t invested too […]

by × June 30, 2015 ×

Productivity Experiments

Now Streaming: My ‘One Month of Netflix’ Experiment

Now Streaming: My ‘One Month of Netflix’ Experiment

For the entire month of July I’m conducting a productivity experiment: alternating between watching Netflix for an entire day, and then trying to get as much work done as possible the next, to see what impact relaxing and vegging out has on my productivity—if any at all. This article will […]

by × June 30, 2015 ×

Productivity Experiments

My Next Productivity Experiment: Going Vegetarian for 60 Days

My Next Productivity Experiment: Going Vegetarian for 60 Days

Over the last year and bit I’ve conducted countless productivity experiments on myself—here are a few of the larger ones—and to date I have failed, or partially-failed, at just two. Coincidentally, both of the experiments involved food; for the first I tried to eat only “soylent” for a week, and […]

by × September 2, 2014 ×

Productivity Experiments

My Final Productivity Experiment: Living Ultra-Productively for Two Weeks

My Final Productivity Experiment: Living Ultra-Productively for Two Weeks

For my final productivity experiment, I’m taking all of the incredible productivity lessons I’ve learned so far and living them all for two weeks.

by × April 16, 2014 ×

Productivity Experiments

The Productivity Experiment I Failed Miserably: Eating only “soylent” for a week

The Productivity Experiment I Failed Miserably: Eating only “soylent” for a week

Soylent is a powdered food substitute that supplies your body with all of its daily nutritional needs. I ate it exclusively for a week as a productivity experiment–here’s everything I learned.

by × April 15, 2014 ×

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