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Hyperfocus

Narrated by: Chris Bailey
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Our attention has never been as overwhelmed or in demand as it is today; we've never been so busy while accomplishing so little, and we've grown uncomfortable with boredom and a lack of stimulation and distraction.

In Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey - described by TED.com as 'the most productive man you could ever hope to meet' - 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 often counterintuitive wisdom at play includes:

  • How working fewer hours increases our productivity
  • How drinking caffeine strategically instead of habitually gives us more energy
  • 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 

Merging neuroscience, psychology and mindfulness, with practical takeaways for being more focused in our work and wider lives, Hyperfocus will help you think about and manage your attention on a daily basis.

©2018 Chris Bailey (P)2018 Penguin Random House LLC

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Same information recycled.

You have read all of this before if you have ever read a productivity book. Read 4 hour work week instead. More on offer.

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How to organize your thoughts and productivity

I am already implementing techniques like Eisenhower quadrant system and daily tasks/goals upon my foci.

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Productivity is key

I loved this book, it has helped me be more productive both at home, and at work.

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Well worth spending time on!

Loved this book. Explains some of the background wiring in our brains and how to best take advantage. Practical advice that can be easily implemented, thank you!!!

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Even my engineer husband liked this one...

As a leadership specialist married to an Engineer with honors - yep...that much an engineer, he often has fun with the books I listen to on my commutes, however he like the practical tips in this one. Appeals to a broad audience I suggest.

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  • WildMike
  • 25-10-2018

Now hear this!

Informative and inspiring. Given me a thirst for more on the subject of focus and concentration.

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  • 05-02-2019

Good advice

Mostly good sensible advice. It would be better if it referenced more research papers about the subject.

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  • A. James
  • 02-01-2019

Fantastic. Game Changer

Really good. Some Golden Nuggets in here. As always needs application in order to fully benefit

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  • Esther Nagle
  • 10-03-2019

very helpful and inspirational

really enjoyed this book. I was able to focus and listen attentively to it and learned lots that I am beginning to implement already