“Chris Bailey might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet.” —TED Blog

Chris Bailey wrote over 216,000 words on the subject of productivity on his blog, during a year-long project where he conducted intensive research, as well as dozens of productivity experiments on himself to discover how to become as productive as possible. The resulting research led to the book The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy.

While some of his strategies were unorthodox – spending 10 days in total isolation or watching 70 hours worth of TED Talks in one week, and others extreme – going several weeks with little to no sleep or working 90 hours per week, he also learned firsthand a number of simple changes that reaped big productivity rewards. In her review of the book, Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It states that “Chris has written the ultimate guidebook for setting your life on fire. Read it, and you’ll not only get more done, you’ll feel better about it too.”

In addition to being an author, Chris works as a speaker and consultant, and has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity. He has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, TED, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. Chris is a business graduate of Carleton University, and currently lives in Ottawa.

Appearing in: 21. The Productivity Project