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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

I'm a Silicon Valley-based author and consultant. I study people, technology, and the worlds they make. I have a Ph.D. in history of science, and have taught at Stanford, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Williams College. My book REST: WHY YOU GET MORE DONE WITH YOU WORK LESS ( was published in 2016, and has been translated into a dozen languages; my 2013 book, THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION, is about the practice of "contemplative computing," ways of using information technologies to be more focused and mindful rather than constantly distracted.