Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s last book The Distraction Addiction (2013), was about to use information technologies in ways that aren’t distracting and self-defeating, but help us focus and be more mindful. His next book, Rest: Why We Achieve More When We Do Less, argues for the importance of “deliberate rest” in the success of super-creative and productive people like Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, and Toni Morrison. Pang has a Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Pennsylvania, held postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and was a visiting fellow at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He’s a consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a consultancy with offices in Silicon Valley and London, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University.