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Interview: How Rest Can Supercharge Your Career

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Sabbaticals vs FOMO

Based on first-of-its-kind research on non-academics who have taken extended leave from routine work, DiDonna shares how his findings can help you live a better life.

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Interview: Entreprenuer Ethos podcast

DJ’s journey to taking a sabbatical goes directly through his experience as an entrepreneur and the struggles he had with burn out. We explore the benefits of a sabbatical and some surprising data on who takes them. He is also working on a book from the findings of the research collected from the Sabbatical Project, an organization that’s looking to champion the idea that sabbaticals add a lot of value to both people and organizations.

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Interview: the Many Lives podcast

DJ DiDonna is the founder of The Sabbatical Project and a Research Fellow @ Well Being at Work through the University of Notre Dame.

After founding and (quite successfully) growing his first startup, DJ decided to take a sabbatical. Since then, he has devoted his time to researching sabbaticals and how dedicated time off can support our professional and personal growth.

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Interview: Harvard Business School’s Skydeck podcast

Entrepreneur DJ DiDonna (MBA 2010) says sabbaticals brought critical perspective to his personal and professional life. Now he’s working with researchers to show how extended time away from the daily grind can pay off for workers and employers

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