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“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

Penguin Experts: “What does the future of work look like?”

I recently recorded a short video for Penguin Connect answering the question, "What does the future of work look like?" It's one of a number of appearances or

By |2020-05-27T11:05:46-07:00May 27th, 2020|4-day workweek, Advice, Business and work, Media, SHORTER, Talks|Comments Off on Penguin Experts: “What does the future of work look like?”

Penguin Connect: “Could this be the moment when the 9-5 as we know it dies?”

San Francisco in the lockdown I hardly know a writer who isn't either studying life under lockdown, or trying to write something about life after lockdown. Alice Vincent

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