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Busywork and how to prevent it

Busywork

For most people, quantity of work matters way more than quality — and that likely (has to) hurt business productivity. Continue Reading

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Busy Busy Busy: Why are Americans so obsessed?

Busy Busy Busy

Get off the cross, as others need the wood. Continue Reading

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The no time for that work culture will make you weep

No time for that

Screeching, yelping, bellowing, and hollering — all devoid of context and assistance. Continue Reading

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Why busy doesn’t mean productive

Busy doesn't mean productive

I’ve been working now for close to a decade and a half. One major thing that people always miss: busy doesn’t mean productive. I write about the idea of “busy” vs. “productive” a lot, actually. To wit, here’s three examples: Only… Continue Reading

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A major content marketing problem we don’t discuss

Problems with content marketing

I myself love content marketing. I love the concept of content as a bridge between commerce (what someone is trying to sell) and consumer (the person you’re targeting to buy it), and it makes total sense to me. The problem… Continue Reading

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Naw, you’re really not that busy

You're not nearly as busy as you think

Here’s a thing I’ve literally never understood in the period of time I’ve been working: everyone runs around all the time talking about how busy they are. OK. So maybe they are. There is this idea that we live in… Continue Reading

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Why do we focus so much on the quantity of work we do?

Quantity vs. Quality At Work

I write a lot about the whole notion of people who run around screaming about how busy they are all the time; here are a few samples: You’re probably not nearly as busy as you think Being busy is a… Continue Reading

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Let’s rebrand the concept of work-life balance

Companies love to rebrand things, often thinking that simply changing the name of a product or concept will suddenly result in millions more dollars flowing in. (It won’t.) Here’s what really needs some rebranding in the corporate world: the whole idea of… Continue Reading