Live Q&A with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Author of ‘Rest’, ‘Shorter’ & ‘The Distraction Addiction’


“Hi, I’m the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten our workdays, while staying focused and productive.

My work has been written about in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Financial Times, the Guardian, and other venues. 

I’m the author of four books, including SHORTER: WORK BETTER, SMARTER, AND LESS– HERE’S HOW (US | UK); REST: WHY YOU GET MORE DONE WHEN YOU WORK LESS (US | UK); and THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION (US). Together, these books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. 

My op-eds and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, the South China Morning Post, and many other venues.

speak around the world (and also virtually) about the 4-day week and future of work, and how deliberate rest makes creative careers more productive and sustainability. I’ve given talks and led workshops around the world, from California to Korea to Azerbaijan.

I also lead workshops and consult with companies and individuals who want to learn how to over-perform without overworking.”

Alex will be featuring in a live Q&A panel chaired by Lesley Pinder in September to answer questions like, ‘how can I make limited time off feel substantial?’, ‘does a shorter working week make me more productive?’, and ‘how do I get more done in less time?’

Perfect for:

  • People who feel like they have too much work and not enough time to do it in
  • People wanting to spend their free time more effectively
  • Fundraisers presented with reduced working hours and no reduction in responsibilities
  • Anyone looking for a better work/life balance

Thank you to Alex for giving his time for free and allowing the Q&A to be free of charge.

September 9th, 2020 / 3pm UK / 1hr duration.


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Read Alex’s articles:

To Safely Reopen, Make the Workweek Shorter. Then Keep It Shorter,” The Atlantic, April 30, 2020

It’s Time to End 9-5 Office Hours,” The Guardian, 10 March 2020

Shorter Hours Make Stronger Businesses,” Wall Street Journal, 27 February 2020

Why companies should say goodbye to the 996 work culture, and hello to 4-day weeks,” South China Morning Post, 20 April 2019