Push push push… Work more, research more, analyze more – faster and faster. Sound familiar? I can’t speak to all types of business, but over my career in and around the investment world, I’ve consistently seen premiums placed on the frequency of extremely long days, all-nighters and working through the day without breaks. I’m not … More To Learn More – Play More
Working hard is important, but many studies and my experience suggest that, to perform better, we should slow down and do less. I wrote about this subject not long ago in a post titled, To Think Better, Goof Off and Go For A Walk . After returning from today’s morning walk, what did I find as … More How Can You Perform Better? Do Less
Walking makes you think better and goofing off is good for you. And no, I’m not being goofy. Classical Greek philosophers understood well the benefit of a break. Aristotle’s school of thought is called Peripatetic, which means “walking” or “given to walk about”, and members of his school were thought to do their best thinking … More To Think Better – Goof Off and Go For A Walk
When is too much of a good thing a bad thing? As I write this on a Sunday following a big dinner, my first thought related to the title of this post was my “yes” last night to both an after dinner drink and yummy desert. They both seemed like a good idea at the … More Too Much Of A Good Thing?
A report published last week by the Brookings Institution ranked Boston number one, but not in a good way. The report gave Boston the ignominious title of having the nation’s worst income inequality, according to its 95/20 ratio (the difference in income between households in the 95th percentile and those in the 20th). What does … More Report Ranks Boston No. 1 in Income Inequality: What Does It Mean?