Before you settle on a New Year’s resolution to become tidier, join us for a conversation with journalist and economist Tim Harford who argues that messiness can actually be a key to success.
In his latest book, the journalist and economist Tim Harford makes an argument that’s a tough sell for a culture hooked on neatness, structure, and tidying up. Harford comes to the defense of messiness, of inconvenient situations, clutter, and difficulty. They’re not as bad as we might think, he says, and in story after story, he shows how disorder can spur creativity, nurture resilience, and bring out our very best. Harford joins us to explore the messy foundations that often underlie success. (Rebroadcast)
Tim Harford is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University and senior columnist at the Financial Times and host of the BBC Radio 4 program More or Less. He's the author of several books, including The Undercover Economist and The Logic of Life. His latest book is called Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives [Independent booksellers|Amazon|Audible].