Vom schwarzen Revier zur neuen Welt: gesammelte Gedichte pNerally white males who were in aosition to do so With no kids to chase around or domestic duties to erform on TOP of your aid labor it s a snap to engage in deep The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family play and sabbaticals The shocking lack of women white OR WOC here is another indicator that the audience for this book is somewhat limitedIf your library is off somewhere in a homogeneous suburb where this kind of advice will fly you should definitelyurchase it Otherwise I d steer clear especially if you re in a rural area or urban area with great wealth disparities It s not that Pang doesn t have great things to say it s just that while interesting they just don t apply to most just that while interesting they just don t apply to most and many libraries will not fall into its bracket An optional Shadows in a Timeless Myth purchase everywhere except suburbia and Silicon Valley I m a bit conflicted about this book It starts out by saying don t work all the time rest is important too But by the end it s mostly a manifesto to not so much rest as do hard and challenging stuff climb mountainslay the violin in addition to working uite a lotThe most successful scientists for instance have very intensive hobbies while less successful scientists don t Which makes me wonder is that C++ Primer perhaps because the successfuleople have energy in the first lace Are we shaming eople with a little less fuel in the tank for to ursue those intensive side rojects telling them if only you did EVEN MORE you d be of a success Or would the energy to become successful follow if you Zees Story pursued sports and music Can t uite figure it outractical guide to avoiding burnout by cultivating regular intervals of rest and a full life outside of work in order to have a longer and fulfilling work life in the long run Alternative title Cause and Correlation How confusing the two makes
For Poor ArgumentsI Really Hate To Give poor argumentsI really hate to give such a oor rating but as a book that s what it deserves The underlying theory is solid enough and I actually agree with the conclusions the author makes on the topic of rest but unfortunately the way this book went about trying to rove his theory was just awful Each chapter started off well enough with a description of a rest techniue but then instead of any sort of compelling scientific or logical arguments we got an endless list of mini biographies of eople who happened to use that techniue One or two examples would have been than enough to show that there might be some correlation between a resting techniue and real world achievements even if you re naive enough to believe that a single factor is ever enough to explain anyone s ersonal successThe especially annoying thing is that I really believe that the core ideas of this book should be mainstream Simply using my own anecdotal experiences with a number of the topics covered in this book I can confidently say that my uality of life and work have improved thanks to them However I can t in good conscience recommend this book to anyone for a number of reasons Firstly there s very little good science used to roperly justify the author s assertions with most of the examples being from small studies with mostly dubious rotocols and assertions Second the All Lost Things primary arguments are all based on logical fallacies such as appeals to authority cherryicking data appeals to opularity and false cause arguments Next there s the roblem of the One Man's Justice practicality of his ideas It s all well and good to claim that 4 6 hours of focused work is ideal in a day and to make time for walks naps and exercise but mosteople work in organizations where they don t have the luxury of defining their own hours and aren t able to neglect ressing issues like chores in favour of taking that nap And lastly
this isn t even a articularly engaging book and could easily have been a blog ost or TED talkEven with isn t even a articularly engaging book and could easily have been a blog ost or TED talkEven with book being so short the actual useful and interesting content comprises about a fifth of the book and even then most of the advice is stuff most eople already know like that getting a good night s sleep is important and that engaging hobbies help with alleviating work related stress I found a somewhat similar book Deep Work to be far better in terms of giving Kapriolen Des Schicksals[Roman] practical advice on how to optimize one s work life balance. As Pang calls it is the true key toroductivity and will give us energy sharper ideas and a better life Rest offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives and a convincing argument that we need to relax if we actually want to get don. Old their disciplined rest schedules because they had wives and mothers and servants to take care of mundane chores they would never have to deal with themselves I don t think it undermines his oint overall and it s a fact that shouldn t have been glossed over so freuently if the intention is to show readers what s Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks possible Bringing in this aspect or otherwise making of aoint about modern challenges on our time like keeping house child rearing spending time with one
s spouse and family etc especially for women would have just made spouse and family etc especially for women would have just made stories that much relatable and even inspiring In Rest Alex Soojung Kim Pang uses science mostly sych studies and a few brain studies and historical examples to explore the concept of deliberate rest He osits that the best way to optimize one s creativity and focus for deep intellectual and creative work is to actually spend less time consciously doing the work itself and time on various types of deliberate rest The main One Day in December point is that deliberate rest including walks naps etc allows the brain time to integrate androcess thus rendering the actual focused work time highly Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts productiveI think he makes many importantoints about the damaging ways work is viewed in our current culture and I have ersonally found that many of the things he oints out have been effective stimulators of creativity in my own Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra personal experience I find his examples of a structured routine of four hours of focused work followed by a walk nap correspondence etc is very appealing However I was frustrated that in the end the book is notarticularly Out of the Box practical androvides no guidance on how the things he is discussing might apply to those of us with corporate jobs that expect a minimum of 8 hours a day on the job This surprised me since he is supposedly a silicon valley thinkerThere was also another thing that bothered me about the book his tone comes across as a little bit The First Secret of Edwin Hoff presumptuous or all knowing That is it felt like he was basically saying to be most creative you must do x y and z without allowing for the vast differences betweeneople in terms of their needs ropensities and desires For example one entire chapter is dedicated to starting early in the morning but reading between the lines I felt that the important oint was that having a regular routine is important I highly doubt that all really creative eople in history were early morning risers It felt like his historical examples were cherry icked to support his claims I felt this in other chapters as well Another País íntim place where this got to me were the chapters on exercises and deeplay where he went on at length about Under Lock and Key prominent scientists and intellectuals who arewere rock climbers It began to feel like he was saying there was somethingarticularly special about rock climbing This made me start to feel inadeuate since I am not drawn to being an athlete at all and especially not a rock climber In the end while he has some helpful ways of thinking about the concepts of work and rest I came away from the book feeling a bit disappointed and inadeuate He lays out an ideal that is hard to meet without any ractical suggestions for how to get closer to it Same stuff different bookWhich is not necessarily a bad thing Given that we don t seem to take the kind of advice Pang is not necessarily a bad thing Given that we don t seem to take the kind of advice Pang it should robably be repeated as often as Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II possible This book is kind of a fleshed out version of all the clickbait articles you read about getting RR the stuff you already know but with the science behind it And the science is very goodinterestingTheroblem for a lot of readers is that these strategies assume you re a middle to upper class white collar Something Wicked person who has the kind of life where you CANut most of these strategies into Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover practice Taking a nap in your office for example is NBD if you have a desk and a door or even a cubicle Try napping at the factory McDonalds or the daycare center to name just a few examples and you rerobably SOL It s also easy to take all your vacation time if you do indeed get Freud and His Followers paid vacation asart of your benefits Pjesme package many jobs don t offer it In addition most of theeople Pang holds up as examples of folks who racticed good rest strategies were ge. The harder we work the better the outcome He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers ainters and thinkers from Darwin to Stephen King to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical Deliberate rest.
FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook é Alex Soojung-Kim PangWe shouldn t regard rest as a mere hysical necessity to be satisfied grudgingly we should see it as an opportunity When we stop and rest A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal properly we re notaying a tax on creativity We re investing in it Nacht pg 11I think we re living in a culture that generally glorifies busyness and a franticace of achievement That s not newsAlex Soojung Kim Pang takes a deep dive into the science of rest and shares the insight tha I want to give this book 10 stars because our culture needs this message so much I saw this author keynote at a conference a few years back wish I could remember which one his talk at that time was about another of his books but what I remember is how impressed I was by his resentation and his ideas So when I saw this book among the new titles at the Mechanics Institute I had to check it out Now I will return the library copy and buy one to keep The message seemed so obvious I was a little hesitant at first but a uick dip at random convinced me to read it and I am so glad I did I ve been trying to change my workaholic ways and this book ersuades me that not only is that good for me but it will also be good for my work Rest of the kinds described here including the dreaded exercise is likely to make me effective and creative when I do work so that I am useful to my employer than if I merely slog away for longer and longer hours I have certainly spen The author says rest is just as important as work because uality rest makes work time energetic creative efficient and inspired Rest can mean taking a walk taking a nap going on vacation
indulging in a hobby He has such good examples and writes so clearly the book s urpose is 34 ofin hobby He has such good examples and writes so clearly the book s urpose is fulfilled 34 of way through Rest can be read uickly Not 5 stars because the book was longer than necessary And it is not long less than 300 The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together pages Alex Soojung Kim Pang is just too efficient Maybe he wrote it while well rested but then was told by theublisher that it needed to be longer The cover is misleading This is not a book about idleness but it is also not about how you have to be a mountain climber in your spare time to be successful It s really a series of examples illustrating Flow Compared with a book I recently read Deep Work this one is much better It s not just filled with I m so great anecdotes This author did homework to find stories of Curse of Rocky Colavito people you might have heard of Darwin Ike Stephen King etc It s not repetitively nagging at you to stop looking at your emails etc It s explaining the benefits ofositive recommendations like napping It gives evidence that s somewhat convincing eg the rospective study of scientists to back up the oints it s making Unfortunately it wastes too many ages on ungeneralizable sychology experiments and on neurobollocks see Brainwashed The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience It looks like serious non fiction with a theme that runs throughout the book and is built up with explorations from various angles and it has a Notes section as well as a Bibliographic Essay Overall I think that if eople followed the advice in this book to find Flow in work and lay that the kind of advice about not checking email would be superfluous I was fascinated by so many aspects of this book First the basic The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds premise that in the modern world we ve come to wear overwork and multitasking and stress like badges of honor when in reality these things make us less efficient and less effective The many studies and scientific explanations throughout the book well support thisremise The many anecdotes Sons of Brahma pulled from throughout history and across disciplines highlight the science at work in the lives of some of our greatest thinkers artists and changemakers it s one thing to be told we need to take rest seriously but it s the stories that inspire us to do so I have only two complaints about this book One that it took several chapters before any women made it into the examples and stories eventually though the author does includelenty Two that the author never really addressed something I think is important which is that in many of the most significant examples he gives of great male thinkerswritersetc he doesn t acknowledge the fact that these guys were able to uph. Overwork is the new normal Rest is something to do when the important things are done but they are never done Looking at different forms of rest from sleep to vacation Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung Kim Pang dispels the myth that.