Why you can’t stop being busy

Why you can’t stop being busy

Once you become busy, it seems almost impossible to stop being busy. Why is this? Researchers Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir provide an elegant answer in Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives. This is how scarcity captures our...
How F*cking Off Can Actually Be Quite Productive

How F*cking Off Can Actually Be Quite Productive

Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it’s a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It’s only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I always have to feel that...
Are You a Fixer or a Feeler?

Are You a Fixer or a Feeler?

You know what a “fixer” is. In fact, you might be one yourself. It’s the type of person who’s always trying to help you solve your problems. I have to confess that I’m a serial fixer—but I’m working on breaking the habit to become a better listener. One of the most...
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