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Motherhood Unstressed

Feb 14, 2022

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This week University of Virginia Professor, Leidy Klotz discusses his new book, "Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less" which explores the concept of subtraction as an effective yet often overlooked problem-solving strategy.

A former professional soccer player, Leidy now studies how to transform things from how they are to how we want them to be, and has written for a number of prominent publications including The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Behavioral Scientist. 


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Read "Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less"

Read Bob Sutton's "The No Asshole Rule"

Nature Article Global human-made mass exceeds all biomass

Nature Article: People systematically overlook subtractive changes

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Leidy Klotz studies the science of design. His research has appeared in both Nature and Science, he has written for popular outlets including The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and The Behavioral Scientist, and his work has garnered praise in national newspapers on five continents.

A professor at the University of Virginia, Leidy has authored more than 80 original research articles and secured more than $10 million dollars in competitive funding to support his and others’ work in this area. Recognized nationally as a professor who inspires, Leidy has taught thousands of students, including 21 Ph.D. advisees, whose designing and teaching shapes the world. Leidy's scholarship benefits from diversity and inclusion as more than three quarters of his advisees are from groups underrepresented in their respective fields.

Before becoming a professor, Leidy designed schools in New Jersey and before that he played professional soccer.