S3:E12 Alex Soojung-Kim Pang – Rest


Author Background:

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the founder of The Restful Company and a visiting scholar at Stanford.   He spent more than a decade as a science and technology forecaster, most recently as a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights. Alex received a Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Five Good Questions:  

  1. What’s Wallas’s four-stage model of creativity?
  2. What’s the Default Mode Network?
  3. Our society idolizes the 80-100 hour work week as a requirement for success.  How do you explain the paradox of the most productive and creative people working much less than that?  Also, what is this notion of “deep play” that a lot of creative people practice?
  4. What was a Bill Gates’s “Think Week” and what can we learn from it?
  5. How has your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly schedule changed based on what you learned writing a book about rest?  How has it impacted how you think about work and creativity?

With gratitude,

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