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Salesforce finishes gigantic tower, declares 9-to-5 workweek dead

This is something I wrote about in the Atlantic last year: that the pandemic and our grand experiments with working remotely would have a permanent effect on work

By |2021-02-11T07:16:59-08:00February 11th, 2021|Architecture and Environment, Business and work|Comments Off on Salesforce finishes gigantic tower, declares 9-to-5 workweek dead

New study suggests “an association between creativity and physical activity in everyday life”

In my book Rest, I talked at length about the surprising research suggesting the virtues of physical activity for creatives. There’s lots of biographical data (or anecdotes) that

By |2021-02-10T13:11:39-08:00February 10th, 2021|Creativity, Exercise, Science|Comments Off on New study suggests “an association between creativity and physical activity in everyday life”

“Japan has a latent ability to create flexible work environments and workstyles:” The Liberal Democratic Party discusses a 4-day week

Yesterday I noticed in an article on the Deutsche Welle Web site on the 4-day week, that "Kuniko Inoguchi, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party," put

By |2021-02-08T16:21:08-08:00February 8th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|1 Comment

My review of “The Innovation Delusion“

Last year, my work took me to Korea, Azerbaijan (i.e., from one end of the Silk Road to the other) and the Netherlands, among other places. Baku, the

By |2021-02-23T11:34:17-08:00November 23rd, 2020|Books and reading, History of Science / STS, Postacademic, Writing|Comments Off on My review of “The Innovation Delusion“

Danish law firms are experimenting with shorter weeks and flexible hours

If you're familiar at all with legal practice, you know that billable hours are the great driver of professional life. Lawyers measure their billable time in increments as

By |2020-11-20T10:18:49-08:00November 20th, 2020|4-day workweek, Companies|Comments Off on Danish law firms are experimenting with shorter weeks and flexible hours

KCRA and the future of the office

I was on KCRA’s “Press Play” yesterday, talking with Madeleine Brand about the 40-hour week, remote work during COVID, and the future of work. This write-up by Amy

By |2020-11-19T22:33:42-08:00November 19th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Future, Media, Podcast, SHORTER|Comments Off on KCRA and the future of the office
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