Chris Bailey's The Productivity Project is the latest addition to the overstocked business productivity section of the bookstore. There is clearly a big demand for books that promise to make you super successful at work and life. Personally, I realize that I use these kinds of books like a crutch, reading (or hoarding) them instead of actually implementing what they are talking about! Bailey's book is a brilliant solution to this problem, since it's the result of Bailey's own process of reading a bunch of these books and then actually implementing their tips. So basically, Bailey does the work for you and picks out the best and most, well, productive, tips from all of these books. It's organized in a clear and logical manner, and Bailey breaks down each chapter, which corresponds to a particular tip, in a very quick and straight-forward way. He gives you challenges at the end of each chapter that help you apply what you have learned. All around, I thought this was a smart and useful book.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books.