Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make.

My latest book, REST: WHY YOU GET MORE DONE WHEN YOU WORK LESS explores the role that deliberate rest plays in the lives of creative and productive people. It's published by Basic Books in the US, and Penguin Life in the UK, and is available in a dozen languages. The latest paperback edition features a foreword by Arianna Huffington.

My previous book, THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION (Little, Brown & Co. 2013) is about contemplative computing, the effort to use information technologies in ways that help you stay focused and be more creative, rather than distracted and fractured. It has been translated into seven languages, and was reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, and elsewhere.

I founded The Restful Company to help organizations and people weave deliberate rest into their own lives. Previously I worked in as a technology forecaster and futurist in Silicon Valley think-tanks. I'm also a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

I studied history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, and have held fellowships at Williams College, University of California-Berkeley, and Microsoft Research Cambridge. My first book, EMPIRE AND THE SUN: VICTORIAN SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPEDITIONS (Stanford University Press, 2002), is about, well, Victorian solar eclipse expeditions.

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    • Rest

    • Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
    • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
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    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • take naps

    • By samsamcan on 01-25-18
    • Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
    • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 12-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 292 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Distraction Addiction

    • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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    The question of our time: Can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? This author says yes....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bait and Switch

    • By Thomas on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $20.99

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