Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work
Join us for the Big ideas Speaker Series at Rotman featuring Rahaf Harfoush, Founder, Red Threads Inc. Think Tank; Strategist; Digital Anthropologist; and "New York Times" Best-Selling Author on her new book "Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work" (Diversion, Feb. 19, 2019).
BOOK SYNOPSIS: There’s an epidemic of overwork and stress among today’s knowledge workers. They’re trapped in a relentless push for increased productivity that is hurting their own creativity. The problem is that people are looking for solutions in all the wrong places. Working in collaboration with her global corporate clients and a panel of the world’s leading experts, author Rahaf Harfoush has discovered that it is not the way we work that’s causing burnout, but our subconscious attitudes and beliefs about why we work, which have been shaped by social, historical, and biological forces. In Hustle & Float, Harfoush turns a close eye to the evolution of productivity and creativity, the state of workplace culture today, and the biological model of work performance that modern science has now discredited. She then introduces a compelling mix of actions and tools that professional creatives can use to arrive at a better way to work. For too long, creativity and productivity have been considered essential but unconnected. Thousands of books have been written about each of these concepts separately. Hustle & Float is the first book that explores the increasing tensions between productivity and creativity within our personal and professional lives, and offers solutions to the contradictory ideologies that push us to act against our own creative best interests.
COST: $22.50 plus HST per person (includes 1 paperback copy of "Hustle & Float" and 1 seat for the session)