Thanks, But No Thanks

I recently said “no” to a new business opportunity. It was hard to turn down, given that I had already said “yes.” But somewhere between agreeing over the phone and waiting for the contract to [...]

The Hard Thing About Easy Things

I was getting a haircut last week and my stylist was complaining about the dating scene. “I blame the apps. There are too many people, too many options. When you can set dates up with [...]

Self-Reflection: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

What is consciousness? The word gets thrown around in science fiction films, branded as the final divide between humans and robots. Is it the capacity to feel guilt or gratitude? The chill on the back of the [...]

How Productivity Gets in the Way of Your Success

A successful businessman sat down for his flight when he saw another man board the plane. The new man’s bag was covered with patches of flags from different countries. His eyes were heavy, but he [...]

Stop Calling Sleep A “Productivity Hack”

Shakespeare wrote in 1606 that sleep was the “chief nourisher of life’s feast,”capturing the period’s feeling that our diurnal nature was something to embrace. But as history unfolds, the culture tide begins to shift against sleep. [...]

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