My instructor gave me very clear directions. He said, “Pull the accelerator towards you.” I barely moved it and the plane started to nudge forward. He said, “No. Pull it all the way out.” I was trying to follow his instructions and managed…Continue Reading
Anything that takes control of you can oppress you. Anything that can make you do something without conscious thought has a certain power over you. When it drives behaviors that harm you, it is oppressing you.
What if an object that was designed…Continue Reading
If you want to do good work, it helps to be passionate about your work. There are a few ways to make it easier to be passionate about your work, even if they’re very basic ideas. First, get a good night’s sleep. Second, hydrate by drinking a…Continue Reading
A few days ago, I wrote this post about being exceptional. The point of that post was that in the Industrial Age people were hired for their hands and their backs, not for their minds, resourcefulness, and initiative. In this Disruptive Age in…Continue Reading
One of the hangovers from the Industrial Age is our view of work. During that period of history, you went to work, punched the clock, worked for some number of hours, punched the clock again and went home. The quality of work wasn’t so much a…Continue Reading
There is no secret to productivity. Everything you need to know about how to be more productive can be summed up in a single sentence: Do what is most important first and to completion. There is nothing else you need to know because that covers…Continue Reading