REST: Why You Get More Done
When You Work Less
The research behind the Restful Company.
Uncovering the hidden power of rest
Some of history's most creative and productive people-- Nobel prize-winning scientists, bestselling authors, composers, artists, politicians, even generals-- balanced intense, focused work with periods of rest. This let them spend fewer hours at work each day, gave them more time for leisure, and helped them live longer, more creative and fulfilling lives.
REST: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less shows how they worked and rested. It applies recent insights from neuroscience, psychology, and sociology to explain how the right kinds of "deliberate rest" can make you more creative with less effort. And it shows who you can apply deliberate rest in your own life.
Where to find REST
REST is published in the United States by Basic Books. You can order it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indebound. REST is available in the UK, Europe, and Australia from Penguin Books, as part of their Penguin Life series.
A number of other publishers have contracted to release translations of REST in 2017:
Portuguese: Circulo de Leitores
Japanese: Nikkei Business Publications
Chinese: Citic Press
Korean: Korea Economic Daily & Business Publications
Czech: Management Press
Arabic: Jarir Press
Rest in the World
An ebook series exploring how deliberate rest is changing the way we work and live.
My Morning Routine
Available now from Amazon
Rest in the World: My Morning Routine describes my morning writing routine, how I developed it, and the science behind it. Great for writers, designers, and other creatives.
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.
Alex has worked for 15 years in Silicon Valley as a futurist and strategic consultant. He has conducted workshops on five continents, consulted with Fortune 100 companies and numerous governments (everyone from the CIA to Shiseido to Motorola), and written numerous scenarios on emerging technologies and their implications for business, politics, and society.
Alex has held fellowships at Microsoft Research Cambridge, U.C. Berkeley and Stanford, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages. His Ph.D. is from the University of Pennsylvania.