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New York Times article on sabbaticals

This sign sums up my sabbatical I’m quoted in an article about “Do-It-Yourself Sabbaticals” in today’s New York Times. It’s a good piece, if I do say so

By |2020-11-24T09:16:26-08:00October 17th, 2019|Books and reading, Contemplative computing, Postacademic, UK, Work, Writing|Comments Off on New York Times article on sabbaticals

Historian of technology David Edgerton: “The state can no longer undertake the radical planning and intervention that might make Brexit work”

David Edgerton, an historian of technology who teaches at King’s College London, writes that “Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world.”

By |2019-10-09T08:52:27-07:00October 9th, 2019|Current Affairs, UK|Comments Off on Historian of technology David Edgerton: “The state can no longer undertake the radical planning and intervention that might make Brexit work”

“there is much to be said for Mr Pang’s conclusion that the belief in the power of the 80-hour week is piffle.”

Financial Times editor and columnist Pilita Clark has a piece that puts REST against the workaholic pose of the current government: Brexit, one of the most important events

By |2020-05-25T11:21:29-07:00September 1st, 2019|Business and work, Media, Politics and Policy, REST, SHORTER, UK|5 Comments

as Pang “notes, we’re unlikely to be doing quite as essential a job as Eisenhower’s. If he benefited from some down time, so might we.”

Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, had a nice column in the Financial Times that talks about Rest: Three reasons to take a holiday — especially a

By |2020-05-25T11:21:46-07:00August 21st, 2019|Business and work, Media, REST, UK, Vacations|1 Comment

York Minster stone masons tour

I was recently in England with my wife, and one of the highlights of the trip was a spur-of-the-moment tour we took in York Minster of the stone

By |2019-07-09T10:18:17-07:00July 9th, 2019|Travel, UK|Comments Off on York Minster stone masons tour

Tash Walker on the Boundless podcast

Last fall I spent some time at The Mix, a London research agency, and interviewed several people about the four-day week. The Mix moved to a four-day week

By |2021-11-20T23:17:04-08:00March 6th, 2019|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, SHORTER, UK|Comments Off on Tash Walker on the Boundless podcast
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