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Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World Hardcover – 27 Oct 2016

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (27 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408706768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408706763
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 3.1 x 16.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ranging expertly across business, politics and the arts, Tim Harford makes a compelling case for the creative benefits of disorganization, improvisation and confusion. His liberating message: you'll be more successful if you stop struggling so hard to plan or control your success. Messy is a deeply researched, endlessly eye-opening adventure in the life-changing magic of not tidying up (Oliver Burkeman)

[Harford's] best and deepest book (Tyler Cowen)

Messy masterfully weaves together anecdote and academic work (The Economist)

Harford urges us to recapture our autonomy . . . fascinating . . . Harford's argument goes beyond aesthetics, resurfacing over and over in his engrossing narrative (Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game New York Times)

A profoundly stimulating canter through why we should all allow a little mess - but not chaos - in our lives, on our desks, and in our minds. A powerful expansion of Harford's previous excellent work, from a fascinating and contrasting viewpoint (David Halpern)

It's a very very good book, full of wise counterintuitions and clever insights (Brian Eno)

A charismatic book . . . Few writers are better qualified to champion disorder and particularity . . . Harford is an elegant and dizzyingly catholic thinker . . . entertaining and insightful (The Times)

Tim Harford's brilliant new book (Viv Groskop The Pool)

Messy is a book filled with instructive stories in the manner of Malcolm Gladwell (New Statesman)

Messy is an intelligent self-help book designed to cultivate greater tolerance for spontaneity, uncertainty, dissonance and diversity. Harford's evidence-based account transcends the cliches endemic to the genre - or refashions them anew (Times Literary Supplement)

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The new book from the author of The Undercover Economist shows us how we can lead messier lives - and why we should.

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