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Ep 203: The Importance of Rest for Productivity

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Episode Summary

Alex Pang, author of Rest, joins us to explain the cognitive benefits of taking time off and doing nothing! Plus, how non-work activities like sports, naps, and gap years can boost teens’ productivity and creativity!

This episode will be released to the public on 08-14-2022.

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About Alex Pang

Alex Pang is the author of Rest.

He’s also written three  books, including Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less―Here’s How and The Distraction Addiction. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His op-eds and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, the South China Morning Post, and more.

Alex is the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy that guides companies and individuals to shorten workdays. His work has been written about in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Financial Times, the Guardian, and other venues. He travels around the world speaking and giving workshops about the 4-day week and the future of productivity.

Before starting his company, Alex taught history of science at Williams College, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. He also worked as managing editor of Encyclopedia Britannica. He served as a senior consultant at two Silicon Valley think tanks, Institute for the Future and Strategic Business Insights.

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