A few good links while I’m rebooting: Great article on abundance in the digital world. Quote: “In the physical world scarcity is what leads to value. In the digital world abundance is what leads to value.” Karoshi is a japanese word for death by overwork. Yes, it happens. If you want to protest the The … Continue reading Links

Book review: The Seven-Day Weekend

You should know one thing before you read my review of Ricardo Semler’s excellent book The Seven-Day Weekend: He’s my idol. I’ve read his books and followed his work and I’m a fan. Completely, unashamedly, unreservedly, probably in the same way that 14-year old girls are fans of Justin Timberlake. If he ever comes to … Continue reading Book review: The Seven-Day Weekend

Thank you for coming to work. Now scram!

Most modern countries are seeing a steady rise in the amount of time people spend at work. There is some evidence, however, that this trend contributes neither to the bottom line nor to our overall well-being. Esther Derby euthanizes the idea that long hours are a sign of employee commitment. She cites some alternative reasons … Continue reading Thank you for coming to work. Now scram!

Word of the day: Affluenza

Af-flu-en-za n. 1. The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses. 2. An epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness caused by dogged pursuit of the American Dream. 3. An unsustainable addiction to economic growth. 4. A television program that could change your life.