How to Get Away

How to Get Away : Finding Balance in Our Overworked, Overcrowded, Always-On World

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In How to Get Away, Jon Staff and Pete Davis consider our troubled relationship with technology, urbanization, and work. When and why have we become so dependent on our cell phones? How do green spaces--and the lack of them--affect our minds, bodies, and relationships? Why is it so hard for us to set aside our work and take a real vacation? Blending cultural history with contemporary research and insights from scholars and trend-watchers, Staff and Davis present a compelling case for restoring balance between technology and disconnection, city and nature, and work and leisure. Along the way, the authors draw on their own experience, the lives of pioneers and innovators like landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and conservationist Margaret Murie, lifestyle trends like homesteading and hygge, and the wisdom of philosophers, poets, and scientists ranging from Aristotle to Oliver Sacks. How to Get Away offers a nuanced perspective on our past, a call to action for our present, and a hopeful vision for a more balanced future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 18mm | 200g
  • English
  • None
  • 1732748101
  • 9781732748101
  • 1,794,855

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"How to Get Away is the perfect antidote for these busy times. Written for a generation of digital natives seeking meaning and intentionality, the book captures the zeitgeist behind mankind's struggle for balance in our hyperconnected era." -Jeffrey Bussgang, Harvard Business School professor, and general partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
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About Jon Staff

Jon Staff holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is co-founder and CEO of Getaway, a company that designs and rents tiny cabins in the woods to those looking to disconnect and recharge. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Pete Davis holds a JD from Harvard Law School and is co-founder of Getaway. He lives in Fall Church, Virginia.
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