Rush: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race

Rush: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race

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by Todd G. Buchholz
     
 

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Relaxation makes us stupid

You think that downtime will make you happy. You may even dream about getting out of the rat race for good. But Todd Buchholz—a former White House director of economic policy, award-winning teacher at Harvard, hedge fund director, and co-producer of a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit show—wants you to know that you’re

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Relaxation makes us stupid

You think that downtime will make you happy. You may even dream about getting out of the rat race for good. But Todd Buchholz—a former White House director of economic policy, award-winning teacher at Harvard, hedge fund director, and co-producer of a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit show—wants you to know that you’re wrong. It’s the race that delivers the rush. So forget about retirement, zen retreats, and making everyone feel like a winner; human beings are hard-wired to compete. Interweaving entertaining stories and cutting-edge research from neuroeconomics to evolutionary biology to Renaissance art to General Motors, Buchholz draws the counterintuitive—yet wholly convincing—conclusion that competition has not only made us taller and smarter, it’s what we love and need.

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From the Publisher
“Wicked smart.” — Neil Cavuto, host of FOX's Your World

“Surprising, intelligent, and entertaining.” — Leonard Mlodinow, author of The Grand Design

“I found myself nodding so hard... that I almost cricked my neck.” — Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452297951
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Todd G. Buccholz won the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard and is the author of New Ideas from Dead Economists, New Ideas from Dead CEOs, Market Shock, From Here to Economy, and Bringing Jobs Home. He lives with his wife and daughters in Solana Beach, California.

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