Check out the new Higher Process Blog
Hosted by Tumblr, the Higher Process blog will provide news about the book, links to relevant articles across the Internet, and original essays on topics relevant to the book. The Higher Process blog will expand the contents of the book and continue the conversations it started.
What is Higher Process?
The self-help industry bursts at the seams with questionable advice based on faulty reasoning, bogus statistics, and made up or misinterpreted evidence. But we keep coming back for more, because we live in a world that always asks more of us: more of our time and energy on the job, more of our attention and data on the web, and more of our energy and commitment to reach even our most modest goals.
Higher Process explores how productivity advice goes wrong, and what it gets right. The book and this website offer a dynamic mix of self-help skepticism, self-help apologetics, and what leading psychologists and social scientists have to say about how we manage our time and attention.
In Higher Process, you will learn about the following topics, and much more:
- The Trouble with Self Help
A tour of the fake statistics, questionable guru advice, and faulty evidence offered to support many traditional self-improvement programs.
- The Science of Personal Productivity
An examination of productivity techniques ranging from FranklinCovey training course to David Allen's Getting Things Done® methodology, viewed in the light of scientific research.
- Tools and Technology
Research on the productivity challenges of the Information Age, including email, social networking, multitasking, and productivity "gear."
- Overcoming Obstacles
A brief catalog of common obstacles such as interruptions, procrastination, and tough decisions--and research-grounded suggestions for beating them.