Issue 173 - 02 | Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work

By Rahaf Harfoush
Published Feb. 20, 2019 12:00 p.m.
“There is something troubling happening in the world of work. As knowledge workers struggle to keep up in an information economy that never stops, the pressure is mounting to produce more ideas, solutions, and content. Our driving need to do more is reflected in a productivity market that is over saturated with apps, books, videos, each promising to provide relief.

There’s just one problem.

It turns out, the strategies we’re putting in place to increase our productivity are hurting our creative performance. By industrializing our creative skillset, we’ve prioritized performance and ignored critical hidden forces at play—our cultural, historical and biological baggage—that underlie and influence our conceptions of work.”

About Rahaf Harfoush | Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She is the founder of Red Thread Inc., a Think Tank and special projects agency specializing in Digital Culture. She currently teaches “Innovation & Emerging Business Models” at Sciences Po’s MBA program in Paris. Formerly, Rahaf was the Associate Director of the Technology Pioneer Programme at the World Economic Forum in Geneva where she helped identify disruptive-startups that were improving the state of the world.

http://www.rahafharfoush.com/

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