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The Psyche Guide on “How To Rest Well”

The online magazine Psyche has just published my essay explaining “How To Rest Well.” Downtime is undervalued in today’s busy, always-on world. But for most of human history,

By |2021-12-01T10:09:56-08:00December 1st, 2021|Advice, Articles, REST, Top post|Comments Off on The Psyche Guide on “How To Rest Well”

Dealbook on the 4-day workweek

In the New York Times Dealbook, Kevin Delaney asks, “Is the Four-Day Workweek Finally Within Our Grasp?” Driven by the flexible work arrangements and bonus days off that

By |2021-12-12T11:12:53-08:00December 1st, 2021|4-day workweek, Advice, Business and work, Leisure and hobbies, Pandemic, SHORTER|Comments Off on Dealbook on the 4-day workweek

Designing days to boost creativity: Getting work, chronotypes, and organizations in sync

Anja Svetina Nabergoj, a design thinking and creativity researcher based in Slovenia, writes about how a better understanding your chronotype and help you design better work routines: If

By |2021-07-31T10:49:57-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Advice, Attention / Distraction, Business and work, Creativity|Comments Off on Designing days to boost creativity: Getting work, chronotypes, and organizations in sync

“If you want to move to a 32h week and still be successful, you’ll have to master one thing first:” Wildbit’s 4-day week

Wildbit is a Philadelphia-based software firm that implemented that a 4-day week in 2017; it's one of the companies I talk about in SHORTER, after I spent some

By |2021-06-15T16:00:02-07:00June 15th, 2021|4-day workweek, Advice, Business and work, Companies|Comments Off on “If you want to move to a 32h week and still be successful, you’ll have to master one thing first:” Wildbit’s 4-day week

The benefits of a “fake commute”

A couple months ago I wrote an article for the Financial Times on the power of routines. Angela Haupt writes in The Washington Post about the invention of

By |2021-02-23T12:07:59-08:00February 23rd, 2021|Advice, Business and work, Health / Medicine / Wellness, Routines|Comments Off on The benefits of a “fake commute”

Talking about routines in the Financial Times

The Financial Times recently launched a new series on "Rebooting the Workplace," which consists of essays by various invited experts on different aspects of the future of work

By |2021-07-26T10:40:55-07:00October 8th, 2020|4-day workweek, Advice, Articles, Business and work, Pandemic, Routines, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on Talking about routines in the Financial Times

“Feierabend” and routines during remote work

In a recent Financial Times piece, I made the case for the importance of routines in helping us be productive and happy. In particular, those of us working

By |2021-07-26T10:37:29-07:00October 8th, 2020|Advice, Business and work, Routines, Work|Comments Off on “Feierabend” and routines during remote work

How to put insights from REST and SHORTER into practice if you’re not a CEO

During the lively Q&A at this Friday's (virtual, sigh) talk about the 4-day week and future of work to the Design Business Association, Anna Cox, a professor at

By |2020-11-30T08:27:02-08:00July 26th, 2020|4-day workweek, Advice, Business and work, REST, Routines, SHORTER, Top post|Comments Off on How to put insights from REST and SHORTER into practice if you’re not a CEO

Just a reminder of the value of vacations: “In 2008 I bought Chernow’s Hamilton bio to read on vacation”

I've written about this before, but after Hamilton came up in a talk I gave today, I dug up this tweet: #MrowbackMondayIn 2008 I bought Chernow's Hamilton bio

By |2020-07-24T17:26:31-07:00July 24th, 2020|Advice, REST, Vacations|Comments Off on Just a reminder of the value of vacations: “In 2008 I bought Chernow’s Hamilton bio to read on vacation”

Building your home studio: How to connect, sound, and look better— without spending a fortune

This week I spoke with my friend Christine Armstrong about how to improve your Zoom game, and how even simple changes can greatly improve your look and experience

By |2020-11-30T08:27:27-08:00July 1st, 2020|Advice, Media, SHORTER, Technology, Top post|Comments Off on Building your home studio: How to connect, sound, and look better— without spending a fortune
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