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Chris Bailey

When Chris Bailey graduated University, he received two full-time job offers, but decided to decline them both to dedicate a full year of his life to exploring his weird passion: productivity. For a full year he did anything and everything to become more productive. That included conducting dozens of productivity experiments on himself, like living in total isolation for 10 days, only using his smartphone for an hour a day, waking up at 5:30am every morning, and working 90-hour weeks. Over his project and over the last decade, Chris Bailey has researched and experimented with every productivity technique under the sun to discover what works and what doesn’t.

His work has received national and international media attention from outlets like The New York Times, Lifehacker, Fast Company, Fortune, New York Magazine, and countless others. Every month his work is read by about 200,000 people from almost every country around the world, and in a recent interview, the prestigious TED Talks blog said that he “might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet.” You can read Bailey’s work at

Bailey is on a mission to share the lessons of his year-long journey both with his new book, The Productivity Project, and in his lectures, where he offers and insights and best practices that will help everyone from college students to CEOs accomplish more.