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Oct 8, 2019

This is a special talk with Alex Pang, critically acclaimed author, scientific history researcher, writer, and lecturer. Alex is passionate about helping people to balance work and life -- while becoming more productive in the process -- through deliberate rest.

He is the author of a three-book series on work optimization, which recognizes the value of rest in creative and prolific lives, blending science and history to better understand how we can live and work better in the digital age.

More information about Alex and the book here:

Find your copy of "Rest" here: 

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