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The Paradox of Choice – Productivity Book Group

9/25/2017
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less [ http://amzn.to/2hIDDzn ] by Barry Schwartz, PhD. Enjoy the discussion! The Amazon book description states: Whether we’re buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both … Continue reading The Paradox of Choice – Productivity Book Group →

Duration: 00:54:32


Deep Work by Cal Newport – Productivity Book Group

6/26/2017
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World [ http://amzn.to/2hECDsQ ] by Cal Newport. Deep Work, as defined by Cal Newport is Professional activities performed in a state of … concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are … Continue reading Deep Work by Cal Newport – Productivity Book Group →

Duration: 01:05:43


SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal, PhD – Productivity Book Group

1/30/2017
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games, [ http://amzn.to/2jh5Q2D ] by Jane McGonigal, PhD. Enjoy the discussion! The Amazon book description states: An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million … Continue reading "SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal, PhD – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 00:42:46


Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath – Productivity Book Group

5/30/2016
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard [ http://amzn.to/1P3mbA6 ] by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (authors of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work). Enjoy the discussion! (Sorry about the audio…for some reason the teleconference recording … Continue reading "Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 01:07:08


Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning – Productivity Book Group

5/8/2016
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, [ http://amzn.to/1P3lZkr ] by Peter C. Brown, et al. Enjoy the discussion! The Amazon book description states: To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles … Continue reading "Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning – Productivity Book...

Duration: 01:23:55


Better Than Before – Productivity Book Group

3/28/2016
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives [ http://amzn.to/1OQLjKy ] by Gretchen Rubin. Enjoy the discussion! The Amazon book description states: The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin’s answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday … Continue...

Duration: 00:56:49


Perfect Time-Based Productivity by Francis Wade – Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series

3/14/2016
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Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing some of the authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group as well as other authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format … Continue reading "Perfect Time-Based Productivity by Francis Wade – Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series"

Duration: 00:24:49


The 4-Hour WorkWeek (Updated and Expanded) by Timothy Ferriss – Productivity Book Group

2/29/2016
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich [ http://amzn.to/1nzHvMq ] by Timothy Ferriss. We had a critical look at the book and its “framework” and all of us on the call came to the same conclusion: it has holes as a cohesive system for the “everyman,” … Continue reading "The 4-Hour WorkWeek (Updated and Expanded) by Timothy Ferriss – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 00:50:01


Prolific: The Art & Science of Creating, Collecting and Communicating Your Ideas by Nametag Scott Ginsberg – Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series

2/22/2016
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I recently had the pleasure of having on the show with me, “Nametag Scott” Ginsberg, author, speaker, strategist, filmmaker, publisher, songwriter, and world record holder of wearing nametags. We discussed his Prolific book trilogy on this episode: Prolific: The Art & Science of Creating, Collecting and Communicating Your Ideas [ http://amzn.to/23GBwg5 ] When in Doubt, Create: Daily Strategies for Becoming … Continue reading "Prolific: The Art & Science of Creating, Collecting and...

Duration: 00:23:03


Get Real: Telling Authentic Stories for Long-term Success – Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series

2/8/2016
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Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series is an opportunity to learn about new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing some of the authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group as well as other authors. These shorter podcast interviews will be injected between our normal discussion-format … Continue reading "Get Real: Telling Authentic Stories for Long-term Success – Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series"

Duration: 00:22:22


Nudge – Productivity Book Group

2/1/2016
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness [ http://amzn.to/1rbRqZj ] by University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler (“THAY-LUHR”) and Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein. Enjoy the discussion! The Amazon book description states: Nudge is about choices—how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of … Continue reading "Nudge – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 00:51:49


Personal Kanban – Productivity Book Group

1/11/2016
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Personal Kanban | Mapping Work, Navigating Life [ http://amzn.to/WltYRi ] by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry. Enjoy the discussion! The Amazon book description for Personal Kanban states: Machines need to be productive. People need to be effective. Productivity books focus on doing more, Jim and Tonianne want you to focus on doing … Continue reading "Personal Kanban – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 00:56:19


Changeology – Productivity Book Group

12/7/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions [ http://amzn.to/1lL2EIl ] by John C. Norcross, PhD. Enjoy the discussion! Amazon Book Description: CHANGE IS HARD. But not if you know the five-step formula that works whether you’re trying to stop smoking or start recycling. Dr. John C. Norcross, an internationally recognized … Continue reading "Changeology – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 00:52:07


Getting Things Done (Revised Edition 2015) – Productivity Book Group

11/17/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Revised Edition – 2015) [http://amzn.to/1CcpESN] by David Allen. Enjoy the discussion! A complete re-write of David Allen’s best-selling 2001 Getting Things Done, this edition of “GTD” reinforces all the same principles that make this productivity methodology top-notch but he adds several new … Continue reading "Getting Things Done (Revised Edition 2015) –...

Duration: 01:03:40


The Joy of Less – Productivity Book Group

11/10/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life [http://amzn.to/YgAYAz] by Francine Jay. Enjoy the discussion! The Amazon book description states: Having less stuff is the key to happiness. Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly … Continue reading "The Joy of Less – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 00:52:24


Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Chapters 7 to 10) – Productivity Book Group

11/3/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed the second half of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience [ http://amzn.to/1lE8nPz ] – by the renowned psychologist, Dr. Mihalyi Czikszentmihalyi. Enjoy the discussion! Dr. Czikszentmihalyi is currently Claremont Graduate University’s Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management. He was formerly a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago for 31 years, … Continue reading "Flow: The Psychology of...

Duration: 01:03:25


Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Chapters 1 to 6) – Productivity Book Group

10/28/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed the first half of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience [ http://amzn.to/1lE8nPz ] by the renowned psychologist, Dr. Mihalyi Czikszentmihalyi. Enjoy the discussion! Dr. Czikszentmihalyi is currently Claremont Graduate University’s Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management. He was formerly a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago for 31 years, also … Continue reading "Flow: The Psychology of...

Duration: 00:50:17


Brilliant Email – Productivity Book Group

10/8/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Brilliant Email: How to win back time and take control of your inbox [ http://amzn.to/1JzaARA ] by Monica Seeley, PhD. Enjoy the discussion! Our next reading selections are: 12/5/2015 at noon ET – Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions – John C. Norcross, Kristin Loberg, Jonathon Norcross – http://amzn.to/1lL2EIl 1/2/2016 … Continue reading "Brilliant Email – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 01:00:40


Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending – Productivity Book Group

3/3/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, [ http://amzn.to/1rCNBR8 ] by Elizabeth Dunn, PhD, and Michael Norton. Enjoy the discussion! Our next reading selection is Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience [ http://amzn.to/1lE8nPz ] by Dr. Mihalyi Czikszentmihalyi. The first discussion (Chs. 1-6) date is March 14th at noon Eastern, and the second discussion … Continue reading "Happy Money: The Science of Smarter...

Duration: 01:05:02


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – Productivity Book Group

2/9/2015
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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business [ http://amzn.to/1rbOMCW ] by Charles Duhigg. Amazon description: In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be … Continue reading "The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – Productivity Book Group"

Duration: 00:54:15

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