Enter the cult of extreme productivity | Mark Adams | TEDxHSG
In this talk Mark shares a dramatic and powerful system that takes productivity thinking to whole new and terrifying level, allowing a person to achieve almost any goal they set themselves with rapid speed. The secret to this type of exponential success? Bin your ‘affirmations’ and ‘goals’ and instead embrace fear as your friend by making irreversible decisions. Instead of hapless resolutions members of the Lock-In cult contract with themselves in a way that they cannot escape from (without suffering brutal consequences). The “Lock-In system harnesses our most primal evolutionary instinct - to avoid pain - and uses it to radically supercharge our lives. Many of the most successful people in history have used its phenomenal power to create extraordinary success. Think you're hardcore enough? Then enter the Cult of Extreme Productivity Mark Adams is Vice President and Head of Innovation at VICE, which has come from humble beginnings as a print magazine to digitally transform into a 5 billion dollar youth media empire. In this talk, Mark describes the cult of extreme productivity that he became part of alongside his brother. The cult is all about making irreversible decisions that make “manifesting” your dreams the only option because not achieving it would create indescribable suffering. This is the second time Mark has done a TEDx talk. The first time his talk was banned. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
A More Human Approach to Productivity | Chris Bailey | TEDxLiverpool
Chris Bailey has been obsessed with the subject of productivity for more than a decade. In this talk, he argues that productivity doesn't have to feel cold and corporate—and that it’s possible to get more done every day without hating the process. Drawing from a decade's worth of research, as well as his yearlong productivity project, Chris argues that the best way to become more productive is to manage our time, attention, and energy better. In addition to sharing this more human approach to productivity, Chris concludes by providing 5 practical ways we can all get more done every day.
Chris has experimented with every productivity technique under the sun including what it’s like to live like a caveman! His latest book The Productivity Project is based on his innovative research and underlines the claim that Chris might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet” (TED talks).
When Chris graduated University, he received two full-time job offers, but decided to decline them both to dedicate a full year of his life to exploring his passion: productivity. Over the past decade his experimentation continued and his work has received national and international media attention from The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Lifehacker, New York Magazine, and countless others. Every month his work is read by about 200,000 people from almost every country around the world. You can view Chris’s work at ALifeofProductivity.com.
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What Cults Tell Us About Ourselves | Amber Scorah Scorah | TEDxPaloAltoSalon
Amber Scorah is author of the memoir Leaving the Witness. Growing up in the Jehovah's Witness faith, Scorah moved to mainland China to become an underground missionary. In China, she came to question these beliefs and left the religion. Shunned by family and friends as an apostate, Scorah was alone in Shanghai and thrown into a world she had only known from the periphery, with no education or support system. After growing up in the Jehovah's Witness faith, Amber learned Mandarin Chinese and moved to Mainland China to become an underground missionary. In China, encountering a new culture and making friends outside the faith for the first time, Amber came to question the beliefs she had been taught from childhood and ended up leaving the religion.
Amber later moved to New York City, where she began a new life. Several years later, her three-month old son died on his first day in childcare. After this tragedy, Amber became a parental leave advocate. Combining forces with a Republican mother, their bipartisan efforts brought the cause of parental leave to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine.
Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, The Boston Globe, The Cut, The Globe and Mail and USA Today. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
How to Get Your Brain to Focus | Chris Bailey | TEDxManchester
The latest research is clear: the state of our attention determines the state of our lives. So how do we harness our attention to focus deeper, get distracted less, and even become more creative? Chris Bailey, author of the recent book Hyperfocus, talks about how our ability to focus is the key to productivity, creativity, and living a meaningful life.
Follow Chris on @chris_bailey Chris Bailey was recently described by TED as possibly “the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet”. He is the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project, which have been published in sixteen languages. Chris works with organisations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.
To date, Chris has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
Mark Adams | Enter the Cult of Extreme Innovation | me Convention talks
New Creativity | Hear Mark Adams, SVP and Head of Innovation at VICE Media, discuss how he forged his path in digital and learn what it takes to innovate for the future.
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Mark Adams on Innovation as Inspiration | Penguin Voices
Since The Guardian awarded him the accolade ‘Star of Tech City’, describing him as “one of the people who are changing our world and helping to boost economic growth”, recognition for Mark Adams, Senior Vice President and Head of Innovation at VICE, has never stopped, with him being named as one of the ‘Silicon 60 Global Tech Entrepreneurs’, making the ‘Most Influential Londoners’ list In the Evening Standard, ‘The Sunday Times Top 500 people in Britain’ list, and being invited to host a TED talk, to name but a few.
Since joining Mark has led the charge to transform Vice from a humble print magazine to a 6 billion dollar empire and the largest youth media company in the world, by launching Virtue (an award-winning Creative Agency) VICE News (most awarded news org in 2018 – including 4 Emmys), Vice Records (home to artists like Justice and The Streets) and Vice Studios (creators of Jim and Andy, the FYRE festival documentary and 70+ other projects for Netflix, Amazon Studios and others.)
In this fun and provocative talk Mark wages war on the fetish of “Innovation as Inspiration” and those who love to hear, talk and read about innovation but never actually act to change their behaviours. He argues that we need to drastically overhaul the way we approach the innovation conversation if we are to avoid tragedy in the decades ahead, and teaches powerful new frameworks to help audiences face and weather those coming technological storms.
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Get More Done in Less Time: 3 Big Ideas for Extreme Productivity with Bob Pozen
Are you overwhelmed by work obligations? Not enough time for friends and family? You’re not alone. Even the most successful individuals are looking for new and better ways to get more accomplished while maintaining or increasing their quality of life. In this webinar, productivity expert and MIT Sloan Lecturer Bob Pozen teaches us how to get more done—and still make it home in time for dinner.
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'The revolution will not be televised' - Mark Adams (VICE)
We talked with Mark Adams, Head of Innovation at VICE about the horizontalisation of power. Thanks to TNW.
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Extreme Productivity by Robert C. Pozen
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Extreme Productivity - Soundview's Summary in Brief
Soundview Executive Book Summaries Editor in Chief Sarah Dayton presents the Summary in Brief for Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours by Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and Talent by Robert C. Pozen.
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Today's Book Brief is Extreme Productivity by Robert Pozen. Pozen helps us to understand how we can boost our results while reducing our hours.
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Talking Dionysian Mystery Cults | Peter Mark Adams
Author and researcher, Peter Mark Adams, returns to the show this week to discuss his latest book, Mystai.
Along the way we talk orphism, mystery traditions, visuality and the shortcomings of materialist archaeology.
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How To 100x Your Productivity In A World Of Distraction | Robin Sharma
In a world of constant buzz and notifications, it’s becoming harder and harder to focus our attention on what’s really important. Robin Sharma, performance coach and bestselling author shares how you can overcome distractions in this video.
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