According to prevailing wisdom, “to do two things at once is to do neither.” Yet as journalist Tim Harford explains, multitasking can, in fact, enhance your creative potential – if you do it the right way. Citing Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Michael Crichton as exemplary “slow-motion multitaskers,” Harford makes a strong case for taking a measured approach to juggling diverse tasks. His thesis will inspire creative people to venture into new projects.
In this summary, you will learn
- How juggling multiple projects at once can stimulate your creativity, and
- How multitasking helped Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein achieve scientific breakthroughs.
About the Speaker
Economist and journalist Tim Harford is the author of The Undercover Economist and Adapt.