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The paradox of efficiency - Edward Tenner

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Is our obsession with efficiency actually making us less efficient? In this revelatory talk, writer and historian Edward Tenner discusses the promises and dangers of our drive to get things done as quickly as possible— and suggests seven ways we can use "inspired inefficiency" to be more productive.

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