The Hard Break: The Case for a 24/6 Lifestyle

  • From the Publisher
March 29, 2018

In his book, Aaron Edel­heit illus­trates that tak­ing the Sab­bath is good for your health, men­tal well-being and fam­i­ly life, and also ben­e­fi­cial for busi­ness, career, cre­ativ­i­ty, and prob­lem-solv­ing abil­i­ty. The goal of The Hard Break is to change work cul­ture through per­son­al sto­ries and in-depth research show­ing that working/​being con­nect­ed” 24 hours a day, sev­en days a week is harm­ful in many ways. The Hard Break fea­tures inter­views with sev­er­al promi­nent lead­ers in busi­ness, pol­i­tics, and faith based orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing Sen­a­tor Joseph Lieber­man, ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist Brad Feld, Gary Sabin, a devout Mor­mon, who has built and sold three dif­fer­ent real estate com­pa­nies for bil­lion dol­lar trans­ac­tions and movie pro­duc­er Devon Franklin, a Sev­enth Day Adven­tist. The book includes pro­files of suc­cess­ful busi­ness­es such as Chick-fil‑A (includ­ing an inter­view with a top exec­u­tive), which is closed every Sun­day and Boston Con­sult­ing Group, which has a prac­tice of pre­dictable time off.

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