Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-kim PangRest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-kim Pang

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

byAlex Soojung-kim Pang

Hardcover | December 6, 2016

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"Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna Huffington,New York Times Book Review

Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers---from Darwin to Stephen King---to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. "Deliberate rest," as Pang calls it, is the true key to productivity, and will give us more energy, sharper ideas, and a better life.Restoffers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.
Alex Pangis founder of The Restful Company and a visiting scholar at Stanford. His writing has appeared inScientific American, theAtlantic Monthly,Slate,Wired, andAmerican Scholaramong others. He lives in Menlo Park, California.
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Title:Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465074871

ISBN - 13:9780465074877

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! I loved this book. Wonderful advice on a topic that shoud be explored more in modern day society
Date published: 2017-04-27

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"In his important new book, Pang calmly and meticulously shows us how the best, most creative work, and the most meaningful and joyful lives, are built on the skills, not of mindless busyness, but of deliberate rest, deep play, and taking time to think. A game-changing book for the weary modern world."-Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time