By Andrew Smart
]Andrew clever desires you to sit down and do not anything even more usually – and he has the technological know-how to provide an explanation for why.At each flip we're driven to do extra, swifter and extra successfully: that drumbeat resounds all through our wage-slave society. Multitasking isn't just a advantage, it's a need. Books comparable to Getting issues performed, the only Minute supervisor, and The 7 behavior of powerful humans usually most sensible the bestseller lists, and feature spawned a substantial industry.But Andrew clever argues that slackers can have the final snort.
The newest neuroscience indicates that the "culture of effectiveness" is not just useless, it may be destructive in your health. He makes a compelling case – sponsored by way of technological know-how – that filling existence with job at paintings and at domestic truly hurts your brain.A survivor of corporate-mandated "Six Sigma" education to enhance potency, clever has channeled a self-described "loathing" of the time-management right into a witty, informative and wide-ranging booklet that pulls at the most up-to-date learn into mind energy. Use it to give an explanation for to bosses, relations, and pals why you want to sit back – right away.
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