Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Author of REST and THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION

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.
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Community//

The secret to a great family vacation? Ignore your children

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
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Well-Being//

How You Can Use Rest as a Tool for Success

by Arianna Huffington, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Community//

Is Silicon Valley having its “Silent Spring” moment?

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Unplug & Recharge//

When the World Doesn't Stimulate Us, It's a Gift

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Work Smarter//

How I Design My Mornings to Maximize Productivity

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Work Smarter//

My Most Productive Mornings Start the Night Before

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Wisdom//

Smart Companies Are Shortening Hours and Rediscovering an Ancient Idea

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Time Well Spent//

What We Used to Know About Rest, and What We Should Reclaim

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Well-Being//

Protest and Rest

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Work Smarter//

Work-Life Balance Is About Years, Not Days

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Work Smarter//

The Misleading Assumption in Work-Life “Balance”

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Well-Being//

What We Lose When We Choose Youth Over Wisdom in the Workplace

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Technology and Humanity//

Digital Distraction and Rest

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Wonder//

Want to Thrive? Be Creative Every Day

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Wisdom//

The books behind REST

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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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.

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