Author(s): Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
In our 24-7 global economy, rest feels like a luxury at best and a weakness at worst. We see work and rest as competitors - but what if they're actually partners in a productive, balanced life? Blending rigorous scientific research with examples of writers, painters and thinkers - from Darwin to Stephen King - Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang exposes how we've underestimated the power of rest for our success. Though it's as natural as breathing, it's also a skill we can all learn to boost our creativity and productivity. Full of tips for upping our downtime, from sleep to hobbies to vacation, Rest is a new roadmap for finding renewed energy and inspiration, and getting more done.
Pang offers original and often inspired ideas San Francisco Chronicle (on The Distraction Addiction) Amusing and edifying Washington Post (on The Distraction Addiction) Skeptical without pandering to technophobia or neuroscience The New Yorker (on The Digital Distraction)
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a Senior Consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a consulting and research firm. He is also a visiting academic at the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University and an Associate Fellow at Oxford University's Said Business School. He is the author of The Distraction Addiction and has written for Slate, Wired, Atlantic Monthly and Scientific American. He lives in Silicon Valley, California.