Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford (18/52)

Creativity, empathy and resiliance are just three of the traits that are supported through the messiness of life. Where our inclination is to tidy up anything that makes us uncomfortable, feel unkempt and challenges the status quo, Harford argues that the messiness is where big ideas are formed. Taken from research throughout the social sciences, he argues that we shouldn’t shy away from the messiness. I particularly liked the story of Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies or MLK’s style of writing. This is a fascinating read. Strongly recommend.

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