I'm a Silicon Valley-based author and consultant. I study people, technology, and the worlds they make. I have a Ph.D. in history of science, and have taught at Stanford, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Williams College.
My book REST: WHY YOU GET MORE DONE WITH YOU WORK LESS (http://www.deliberate.rest) was published in 2016, and has been translated into a dozen languages; my 2013 book, THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION, is about the practice of "contemplative computing," ways of using information technologies to be more focused and mindful rather than constantly distracted.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS