The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart. Available at: Rhino
At every turn we’re pushed to do more, faster and more efficiently: that drumbeat resounds throughout our wage-slave society. Multitasking is not only a virtue, it’s a necessity. Books such as Getting Things Done, The One Minute Manager, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People regularly top the best-seller lists, and have spawned a considerable industry.
But Andrew Smart argues that slackers may have the last laugh. The latest neuroscience shows that the “culture of effectiveness” is not only ineffective, it can be harmful to your well-being. He makes a compelling case – backed by science – that filling life with activity at work and at home actually hurts your brain.
A survivor of corporate-mandated “Six Sigma” training to improve efficiency, Smart has channelled a self-described “loathing” of the time-management industry into a witty, informative and wide-ranging book that draws on the most recent research into brain power. Use it to explain to bosses, family, and friends why you need to relax – right now.
The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart. Available at: Rhino

Excerpt:
"As we will see, assemblies of neurons in our brains literally reverberate even while we are doing nothing. In fact, some groups of neurons in the "hubs" of our brain’s many networks while we are at rest.
'This book is about taking the idea of reverberation seriously- and using neuroscience as an ultimate excuse to taking it easy.
'One of the greatest paradoxes of modern life is that technology, for all its advantages, is actually taking away our leisure time. We are wired 24/7, idleness has become an anachronism.”

The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart. Available at: Rhino

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Oakland we’ll be open at Moco Art Gallery on Monday (12ish - 7pm)

The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart. Available at: Rhino

At every turn we’re pushed to do more, faster and more efficiently: that drumbeat resounds throughout our wage-slave society. Multitasking is not only a virtue, it’s a necessity. Books such as Getting Things Done, The One Minute Manager, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People regularly top the best-seller lists, and have spawned a considerable industry.

But Andrew Smart argues that slackers may have the last laugh. The latest neuroscience shows that the “culture of effectiveness” is not only ineffective, it can be harmful to your well-being. He makes a compelling case – backed by science – that filling life with activity at work and at home actually hurts your brain.

A survivor of corporate-mandated “Six Sigma” training to improve efficiency, Smart has channelled a self-described loathing” of the time-management industry into a witty, informative and wide-ranging book that draws on the most recent research into brain power. Use it to explain to bosses, family, and friends why you need to relax – right now.

The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart. Available at: Rhino

Excerpt:

"As we will see, assemblies of neurons in our brains literally reverberate even while we are doing nothing. In fact, some groups of neurons in the "hubs" of our brain’s many networks while we are at rest.

'This book is about taking the idea of reverberation seriously- and using neuroscience as an ultimate excuse to taking it easy.

'One of the greatest paradoxes of modern life is that technology, for all its advantages, is actually taking away our leisure time. We are wired 24/7, idleness has become an anachronism.”

The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart. Available at: Rhino

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Oakland we’ll be open at Moco Art Gallery on Monday (12ish - 7pm)

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