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How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World

By Tim Harford
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Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World by Tim Harford

Messy (2016) is all about order and tidiness, or rather, why they’re overrated. These blinks explain how a preoccupation with neatness can stand between us and success, how messiness can boost creativity and why everyone should embrace a little disorder.

  • Anyone who’s afraid of messiness
  • Entrepreneurs looking for a creative spark
  • Professionals who are wary of improvisation

Tim Harford is an economist and award-winning journalist who writes for the Financial Times. He has written multiple bestselling books on economics and life, including The Undercover Economist.

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