Messy - The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives-logo

Messy - The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives

Tim Harford

More Information

Description:

"Utterly fascinating. Tim Harford shows that if you want to be creative and resilient, you need a little more disorder in your world." -Adam Grant, New York Times-bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take "Engrossing." -New York Times From the award-winning columnist and author of the national bestseller The Undercover Economist comes a provocative big idea book about the genuine benefits of being messy: at home, at work, in the classroom, and beyond. Look out for Tim's next book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy. Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives celebrates the benefits that messiness has in our lives: why it's important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead. Using research from neuroscience, psychology, social science, as well as captivating examples of real people doing extraordinary things, Tim Harford explains that the human qualities we value - creativity, responsiveness, resilience - are integral to the disorder, confusion, and disarray that produce them. From the music studio of Brian Eno to the Lincoln Memorial with Martin Luther King, Jr., from the board room to the classroom, messiness lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other - in short, how we succeed. In Messy, you'll learn about the unexpected connections between creativity and mess; understand why unexpected changes of plans, unfamiliar people, and unforeseen events can help generate new ideas and opportunities as they make you anxious and angry; and come to appreciate that the human inclination for tidiness - in our personal and professional lives, online, even in children's play - can mask deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation. Stimulating and readable as it points exciting ways forward, Messy is an insightful exploration of the real advantages of mess in our lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Guy Smith

Length:

9h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:01


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:44


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:17


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:21


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:12


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:21


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:54


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:00


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:19


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:48


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:07


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:26


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:31


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:14


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:54


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:38


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:36


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:34


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:34