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Messy: How to be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World | Giveaway

I have been reading the book Messy: How to be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World by Tim Harford over the past few weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed it. So I thought I would run a giveaway for one of you guys to win a copy of the book.

The book looks at how messiness can actually be a positive thing in our lives. Learn how disorder can actually help us to be more creative and resilient.

We all benefit from tidy organisation – up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far. Corporate middle managers and government bureaucrats have long tended to insist that everything must have a label, a number and a logical place in a logical system. Now that they are armed with computers and serial numbers, there is little to hold this tidy-mindedness in check. It’s even spilling into our personal lives, as we corral our children into sanitised play areas or entrust our quest for love to the soulless algorithms of dating websites. Order is imposed when chaos would be more productive. Or if not chaos, then . . . messiness.

Giveaway

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book please enter via rafflecopter below. UK entrants only please. The giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday 26th March. The winner will then be notified via email, please respond within 30 days or a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck!

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28 Comments

  1. March 9, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    I’ve entered! This could be really useful for me!

  2. Tracy Nixon
    March 9, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Sounds a great book thank you!

  3. Elizabeth
    March 10, 2017 / 12:35 am

    Sounds like a book for me to read in my permanently untidy flat.

  4. ElizM
    March 10, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Creativity/individuality – all so much more important than uniformity! Can’t wait to read it.

  5. Lorna Ledger
    March 10, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Cool and quirky book thank you x

  6. michelle o'neill
    March 13, 2017 / 7:06 am

    looks good x

  7. Margaret GALLAGHER
    March 14, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    What a little beauty quirky and fun too

  8. Sarah Ann
    March 14, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    This book sounds great – definitely putting it on my to read list!

  9. Rachel Butterworth
    March 17, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Wonderful sounding book. Fingers crossed.

  10. carole n
    March 18, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    great prize – would love to lwin

  11. Kay Lou Smith
    March 19, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    This looks great, I really need a kick up the bum!

  12. MANDY DOHERTY
    March 20, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    This book sounds just what I could do with

  13. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    March 22, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    This looks so useful!

  14. Allan Wilson
    March 23, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Sounds like a good book

  15. sheri Darby
    March 23, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    This sounds a really good book

  16. carol boffey
    March 24, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Looks a good book

  17. Gemma Cook
    March 24, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Great prize. Thank you for running such a generous giveaway!

  18. David Woollin
    March 24, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Here is my comment…fingers crossed

  19. paula cheadle
    March 25, 2017 / 1:02 am

    sounds like a lot of fun in a book

  20. Ann Sandover
    March 25, 2017 / 5:57 am

    This sound great. I need more organising

  21. March 25, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Great prize, good luck to all!

  22. Lorraine Stone
    March 25, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Would love to read this, I am slowly letting go and enjoying the messy side of life rather than the neatly packaged one.

  23. KARL BOROWY
    March 25, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    order tidyness helps to make things run better

  24. Christine Edmonds
    March 25, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Think this is just what I need to read right now!

  25. Allan Fullarton
    March 26, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Great prize – would love to win

  26. Cerys John
    March 26, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Great giveaway 🙂

  27. laura stewart
    March 26, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    fingers crossed x

  28. Natalie Crossan
    March 26, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Fantastic prize, would love to win xxx