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Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  42 reviews
“An important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.”—Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square

“With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful.”—Daniel Pink,
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by HarperOne
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Living My Best Book Life
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, self-help
Bruce Daisley gives an insightful look at the workplace and adds reasoning as to why employees aren't happy at their jobs. He gives examples based on statistics and experiences to show how workers can be more productive while reducing stress throughout the week and even enjoy their time at the workplace.

I really thought enjoyed this self-help book because it is coming from a well-known CEO which means this man is dedicated. I'm sure a busy man doesn't have to sit down and take the time to write
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Bruce Daisley is the author of "Eat Sleep Work Repeat" and he is also the European Vice President of Twitter as well as the host of the podcast of the same title. He recognizes that many of us spend a lot of time at work and since we spend so much time at work, it's not worth being miserable. There are a few things that you can do, even if you are not a manager, to make the experience better for yourself and those around you.

This book is broken down into great bite size pieces that g
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This clever book delivers succinct messages, eliminating B-school jargon and simplifying real-world examples of how to improve your work life. While the book does make assumptions that the reader is a person with decision-making power, there are relevant lessons for anyone, regardless of pecking order.

The format allows readers to jump around to topics without needing background reading. There are direct references in the few instances that call out to the book’s other sections. Each chapter clos
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evidence-based, practical tips for both individual contributors and managers

It's a good book. Well worth having around in the office, or in any manager's bookshelf.

It is somewhat less valuable for an individual contributor, or if you don't feel you can (or want to) influence your team to do things differently.
Jim Beatty
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent. MBA in 8 hours.
My mind had started to recover from the marshmallow test, only to discover the equally enlightening marshmallow experiment.
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bruce Daisley, Vice President of Twitter Europe and host of the business podcast Eat Sleep Work, puts his expertise on the page in his new book Eat Sleep Work Repeat.

Using advice from experts in psychology, economics and behavioral science, and citing in his extensive bibliography popular books like Susan Cain's Quiet, Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto, and Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, Daisley has 30 hacks to help people become more productive and happier at work.

The book is divided into thre
Vanessa Princessa
I read this book thanks to Blinkist.

The book has its insights, I just found it to be quite boring and repetitive.

In these blinks, you’ll learn 
• what a rock band can teach us about stress; 
• why you might be suffering from Hurry Sickness; and 
• how to disconnect from distractions by entering monk mode. 

The key message in these blinks:

Workplace unhappiness is a widespread problem with many causes: overwork, constant connectivity, continual distraction, loneliness, and lack of a sense of buzz. Com
Jessica Higgins
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’ve reached the point of burnout in your career or just don’t find it fulfilling, this book gives some tips to rediscover joy in your job.

Bruce Daisley, vice president of Twitter Europe and host of the podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, delves into why people no longer find fulfillment in their careers. It can range from many different things including company culture to management expectations to personal burnout. So, how does one rediscover joy in their job? Daisley breaks this down into thr
Bethany Clark
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I’m super excited to be partnering with @ #partner to bring you this great book for bringing joy to your job!

What a refreshing read that really helped give me a new perspective on my job.
You never fully understand how much your job effects you mentally and you can become “the worst version of yourself.”
We have always been taught that multitasking is key, but if you’re not careful, that can hurt you more than help you in the long run. Switching focus constantly will lesson yo
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Perfect title for what most of us experience with the daily grind.
Did you know only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs? We spend the majority of our days at our place of work and spend more time with our coworkers then our families.
So how can we be productive and have fun doing it?
Bruce Daisley has worked with big companies like Google, YouTube, Twitter and more to figure out how to make their employees happy and productive. I remember watching the movie The Inte
Jonathan H. LATER
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read the Audiobook version.
The book was good and well read. It spans about 7.5 hours. Not bad for a book that motivates you to be more open minded at work and how to work with other people in a way that will get you noticed by your associates.
It's interesting to learn the methods used by top companies that have failed terribly. We are talking about Uber having to hire someone outsourced because of the unprofessional conduct from managers. Also this book was loaded with facts and statistics and
Lori Palmer (Palmer's Page Turners)
I don't read too many books in the "self help" genre, but was intrigued by this one! While I enjoy my job, I certainly feel the stress from it and figured some tips wouldn't hurt. I was very impressed with this book--it was well researched yet easy to follow, and I really like the "next steps" section at the end of each chapter that provide some key takeaways. The book is formatted well--it covered things you can do as an individual in the Recharge section, and ways to improve your team overall ...more
Tabitha (Tabi Thoughts)
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eat Sleep Work Repeat is an insightful book that is helpful in resetting your work-life. In this book, Bruce Daisley offers several strategies and tips that will increase productivity and happiness within the workplace.

Upon reading this book, I found it alarming to learn that workplace stress is just as detrimental to your health as secondhand smoke. Therefore, I thought Daisley’s tips on recharging were extremely valuable.

Though I think Eat Sleep Work Repeat is a book best for those at larger c
Sandra Park
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific book. It consists of 30 very short chapters. Each one covers a way to improve the culture in a workplace. The first section discusses things that individuals can do to make their worklife better. The second section covers things that make work teams function better. The final section makes the organization work better.

The best part is that you can pick and choose which of these 30 changes would help your work life and/or improve the function of your team, department, or compa
Kevin Eikenberry
Is it reasonable to expect to enjoy your work? That is the question that opens Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job. If your answer is yes, but you aren’t quite there most days, or if you would like to inject even more joy at work, this book is for you.

Bruce Daisley has been studying the research on joy at work and how to get more of it for many years. As Twitter’s most senior employee outside of the United States, he began sharing his findings and his personal examples o
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Workplace unhappiness is a widespread phenomenon due to constant connectivity, continual distraction, loneliness, and a lack of buzz. Solving these problems could enable employees to energise themselves and come together as team members. Companies could generate more connection and buzz by focusing on smaller teams, eight to nine people is a good rule of thumb to work closely. To accomplish this, companies could implement breaks sessions, periods of disconnection, limiting work hours, hosting so ...more
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book could not have come at a better time in my life. The past year has been a challenge, learning how to work in a completely new way, and dealing with so many outside stressors. Many of the hacks in this book seem obvious. Sleep more, take breaks, create diverse teams that also take the time to know each other in a more personal level. We've all heard these things many, many times. What I found very useful in this book was not only the scientific evidence to back up why these things are u ...more
Cory Carr
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it for sure. Some great science based information around Burn out and stress in the workplace. I'm lucky enough to work at an employer who has recognized many of these areas of change and has already adapted over the past 24 months for the changing work environment, but I think if you are a mid level or senior level manager and your company isn't moving in this direction, I would be worried about the future of your HR policy. Engagement is a key prerequisite for job satisfaction. Also so ...more
Andrea Stephenson
This book gives a perceptive look at work and the workplace and supplies reasoning as to why employees are not satisfied or happy at their jobs. There are several examples based on statistics and experiences to show how workers can be more productive while reducing stress throughout the week and even enjoy their time at work. I enjoyed this book for being a quick read and pointing out little changes for each problem area. All changes are small and tangible. I received this book as part of a Good ...more
Maxine Blackwood
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Workplace unhappiness is a widespread problem with many causes: overwork, constant connectivity, continual distraction, loneliness, and lack of a sense of buzz. Companies can solve these problems by enabling employees to energize themselves and come together as team members. To accomplish these objectives, employees and employers have many options available to them. These include taking breaks, implementing periods of disconnection, limiting work hours, hosting social events, and instituting hac ...more
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
A lot of the ideas here aren't new, but the research in this book is great. This wasn't a good fit for me as I am not an office worker in a cubicle so the pain of constant meetings, memos, emails, etc is lost on me. So if you are a cubicle dwelling warrior a lot of this book will apply to you and will be most relevant. Anyone working in retail, or the restaurant industry, or in a warehouse will find the information here less useful and applicable. There will still be some things that apply but a ...more
Juan Diego Ferri
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blinkist
Even though it’s mainly aimed for employees, I think it’s better for employers that want to dive into creating a better work environment...

They give you some practical advice you can exercise immediately, but if you already know something about better workplaces, this may feel a little superficial...

I recommend it if you’re not sure how to make a great workplace, and increase happiness and productivity of your employees
The premise here is the common knowledge that employees/team members who are stressed and stuck in reactive ruts will not do their most creative work and will be too burnt out to exert discretionary problem-solving, so it's worthwhile to focus on improving work culture. I may take that understanding for granted.

These recommendations are good, and there are enough of them that some apply to most of a variety of workplaces.
Michelle Vandepol
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Readable, practical, inspirational guide to bringing out the best in your workday. Case studies and actionable "hacks" means you don't have to sweat to make it applicable. If you're a boss or manager who wants to improve morale and work outcomes, you won't want to miss this one! Or if you're one of the team and feel like you don't have control over your own workday, challenge yourself with some new ideas. ...more
Wiebke Kuhn
Clear and succinct, with research examples and other stories illustrating the 30 hacks, this book may not bring major new insights if you are interested in the topic of more effective work. However, the tips are relevant, good reminders of what we should pay attention to, and the book is written in such a way that it would make good lunch reading for a group, for example.
Synthia Salomon
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: selfhelp, blinkist
I read this in preparation of the new school year. I’m taking away the following advice for myself, colleagues, and students:

Take breaks

Periods of disconnection

Hack days/hack weeks - huge work forces split into small groups. Work closely together. Cultivate a culture. 8-9 people is a good rule of thumb.

Social events

Focus on small teams to avoid getting lost in the crowd.
Malin Friess
Nov 07, 2020 rated it liked it
This book may have more buzzwords than I can handle...walking meetings, take a morning "monk mode", move the coffee pot to create better work morale, turn off you "notifications", have a "digital sabbath".

I'm not sure how to rate this book. I enjoyed reading it...but as I write the review all the important hacks that were to bring so much joy escape me at the moment?

Sohee G
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I feel equipped to ask myself and those around me what we can do collectively to unabashedly say "I love where I work." Beyond the salary and title, what can one to do to instill in him or herself a sense of purpose, autonomy, and mastery of our skills so that we feel proud as part of a community that we are in? For these vague, general questions, Daisley present simple and elegant solutions. ...more
Kristin Jarrells
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book includes helpful ways to look at your job and different ways to suggest how meetings are held, etc. I find this is most helpful for jobs not in the medical field (I am). I can't not answer phones until 11 or reply to messages until 11. Some suggestions are good, but don't do much for me. ...more
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty decent, but it started a lot stronger than it finished. As with most work-related self-help books, there are a few tips that are most specific to managers / bosses, but there is still a lot of useful information.
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