We're all prone to a TED talk viewing or two to convince ourselves all we need is a little pep talk to kickstart our creativity, but Chris Bailey decided to watch 70 hours of TED talks in a week – that's 296 to be exact.
Starting his blog A Year of Productivity as soon as he graduated from university – the exact moment all we have is free time – he has conducted experiments to try and create the best conditions to harbour…well, productivity. He meditated for 35 hours over seven days, lived in total reclusion for 10 days, and limited himself to using his smartphone one hour a day for three months.
It wasn't all just watching, oh no. He got productive and made three different lists – 100 incredible things I learned watching 70 hours of TED talks last week, 10 things I learned about productivity watching 70 hours of TED talks last week and The 7 characteristics of highly effective people who give TED talks. For those who don't have the time to flick through his round-ups, Chris' interview with TED revealed his top three videos from the whole set.