Man watches 296 TED talks in a week, learns a lot

by thewheatandthechaff


Chris Bailey might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet. At least, that’s his goal. In May of this year, he committed to a year-long project in which he would do anything and everything to make his life more efficient. So far, that has included living in isolation, only using his smartphone for an hour a day, and getting up at 5:30am every morning.

Most recently, he decided to watch 70 hours of TED Talks in 7 days. In the span of a week, Bailey watched 296 talks, beginning with Meg Jay’s “Why 30 is not the new 20,”  ending with Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley’s “Mapping ideas worth spreading” and taking meticulous notes on everything in between. In the end, he compiled very efficient lists of 100 things he learned, the 7 characteristics of highly effective TED speakers and 10 talks to make you more productive.

You’ll see more stuff linked from him here this week. Well worth your (and his) time.