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Bored and Brilliant

How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self

By Manoush Zomorodi
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Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self  by Manoush Zomorodi

Bored and Brilliant (2017) posits that the constant distractions of modern life – from smartphones to advertisements to email – are depriving us of a crucial resource: boredom. When we’re constantly busy or being entertained, we have no time to process information or let our minds wander. This not only makes life more stressful; it harms our creativity, making it harder for us to come up with brilliant ideas.

  • People feeling overwhelmed by the pace of the modern world
  • Smartphone addicts
  • Aspiring creatives

Manoush Zomorodi is a journalist, radio host and author. She’s best known for her award-winning podcast, Note to Self, which is about technology and people’s relationship to it.

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