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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang was one of my first guests on the podcast.  His book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less is one that I regularly recommend to PhD researchers.

Alex is a visiting scholar in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at Stanford University.  He is also the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy advising companies on how to implement 4-day weeks. It’s this consultancy work that is the focus of our conversation.

In this episode we talk about the possibilities for working outside the academy as well as how to manage your work within academia.

Alex shares insights about how to make productive use of your time and offers advice on how best to structure your day.

We finish with Alex’s tips on creating an effective life balance as a researcher.

You can find out more about Alex’s work here: https://www.strategy.rest/

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