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Jenny Odell

How to Do Nothing

by Jenny Odell

How to Do Nothing

Jenny Odell

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How To Do Nothing makes you more productive and helps you have more peace by identifying the problems with our current 24/7 work culture, where it came from, and how pausing to reflect helps you overcome it.

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How to Do Nothing

by Jenny Odell

How to Do Nothing

Jenny Odell

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Jenny Odell's How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy has everything you need to know about why always being connected is bad for you and where the habit came from. Most importantly though, you'll get some valuable tips for beating busyness so you can have more peace.

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"Our very idea of productivity is premised on the idea of producing something new, whereas we do not tend to see maintenance and care as productive in the same way."

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