Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a Silicon Valley-based consultant and writer. His latest book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (Basic Books, 2016) and The Distraction Addiction (Little Brown, 2013) blend history, psychology, and neuroscience to explore the hidden role of leisure and mind-wandering in creative lives. His previous book The Distraction Addiction argued that we can use information technologies to help us be more focused and mindful, rather than perpetually distracted. Alex has worked as a technology forecaster and futurist at Strategic Business Insights, and has consulted on projects for startups, Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies; his most recent venture, The Restful Company, helps organizations use mindfulness and deliberate rest to be more creative and productive. Alex has a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a visiting scholar at Stanford University.