Josh Davis, Ph.D., is the director of research and lead professor at the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global institute dedicated to synthesizing scientific research and guiding its use in the business and leadership domains. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Barnard College of Columbia University. He has written for HBR.org, strategy + business, Psychology Today, and People & Strategy. He lives in New York City.
"Most of the 'personal productivity' advice out there-and there is plenty of it-seems designed to make the hamster run a little faster in the wheel...You are NOT a hamster. Two Awesome Hours will show you how to stop working like one." -- Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia Business School, and author of the national bestseller Nine Things Successful People Do Differently "Exceedingly interesting and exceptionally practical. Davis offers suggestions that are straightforward, easy to apply, and immediately useful. I spent two awesome hours reading this book last night and it changed the way I'm working today." -- Peter Bregman, bestselling author of 18 Minutes and Four Seconds "Josh Davis has proposed a counter-intuitive solution to a problem plaguing us all: We can't get everything done-not even close-anymore. So maybe we should stop trying. And instead follow the research on how to have a few hours of breakthrough productivity, just on the things that truly matter." -- David Rock, Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute and author of Your Brain at Work "Josh Davis shows us that trying to emulate a computer's efficiency to manage our time is a lost cause. His approachable and enjoyable writing style brings behavioral science to life, pointing out the moments that really can make a difference in a productive work day, and...a more satisfying downtime." -- R. Michael Hendrix, Partner, IDEO