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How to Do Nothing

Jenny Odell

5 mins

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


How to Do Nothing

How to Do Nothing

by Jenny Odell


Jenny Odell's How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy explains why always being connected is bad for you and where this now-common habit came from. Most importantly though, you'll get some valuable tips for beating compulsive 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.

- Jenny Odell

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