4 Resolutions, 4 Weeks: Productivity


The new year always inspires fresh resolutions, but all too often the challenge of changing habits stops improvement in its tracks. For the next four weeks, we’ll focus on four popular resolutions and spotlight speakers whose unique expertise can help you achieve your goals. First up, we’re looking at ways to improve productivity.

Whether it’s finding the time and focus to launch a new business or continuing to innovate in established companies, these tips from our speakers will help ensure a successful 2018.

This post is part of the 4 Resolutions, 4 Weeks series, in which we spotlight speakers whose unique expertise can help you achieve your goals.  Check out Week 2: Giving Back, and Week 3: Hit Your Reading Goal in 2018. Want to get these posts delivered to your inbox? Sign up for our newsletter.

1. Transform Your Life with Design Thinking

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans: Design Experts and Bestselling Authors

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
What can Silicon Valley design models show us about living meaningful lives and careers? That’s what Bill Burnett and Dave Evans are teaching young professionals, seasoned executives, students, and even retirees in their lectures. Expanding on their #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life, their design-focused approach to life and career planning is empowering and transformative.

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Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

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Dave Evans

Co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

2. Get More Out of Your Day

Laura Vanderkam: Writer and Researcher on Productivity

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam, the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, is no stranger to the topic of productivity. Having spent several years studying how people spend their time, Vanderkam knows that time management is also energy management. Sharing these insights in her informative lectures, Vanderkam equips audiences with essential tools for balancing a productive career and fulfilling life.


Laura Vanderkam

Productivity expert and author of 168 Hours, I Know How She Does It, and The New Corner Office

3. Learn Lessons from Notable Leaders

Sam Walker: Wall Street Journal Columnist and Author of The Captain Class

Sam Walker

After honing his expertise on the world of athletics as the sports editor of the Wall Street Journal, Sam Walker turned his attention to the leaders that guide their teams to success: the captains. In lectures that expand upon his book The Captain Class, Walker details the habits of some of the most notable captains throughout the history of professional sports and distills their stories into lessons for current and future business leaders and team members.

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Private: Sam Walker

Award-winning sports writer and editor, author of The Captain Class

4. Harness the Power of Nonconformity

Chris Guillebeau: Entrepeneur, Explorer, and Author of Side Hustle

Chris Guillebeau, Productivity

Chris Guillebeau speaks on the power of nonconformity as a tool for success in business, and shows audiences that by forging their own path, a passion project can lead to a profit. In talks and workshops that expand on the lessons in his book, Side Hustle, and his podcast, “Side Hustle School,” Guillebeau has inspired audiences around the country to take risks.

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Chris Guillebeau

New York Times-bestselling author of The $100 Startup and host of the podcast Side Hustle School

Next week: Giving Back