Simplicity in business as an advantage

Simplicity in Business

If everyone is running around yelping about how busy they are, wouldn’t the antidote to that logically be a greater focus on simplicity in business? Continue Reading


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


What if “the flexibility stigma” cripples the U.S. economically?

The Flexibility Stigma

Here’s one study — and yes, it’s just one — and here’s the corresponding summary and analysis at Harvard Business Review. If you can’t figure out what “the flexibility stigma” might be on face, let me briefly explain: people want more flexibility about their… Continue Reading


How about work-life balance as a strategic advantage?

Work Life Balance As A Strategic Advantage

Let’s start with some honesty: if you really want to ever achieve “work-life balance,” you need to come up with a new term for it. Re-brand that shit! Here’s the essential problem: Rank-and-file employees hear that and think “That’s an… Continue Reading


Maybe it would make sense to think about corporate life in athlete terms

This article on work-life balance ideologies as relate back to sports is getting some traction at Harvard Business Review, and rightfully so, as ’tis interesting: This brings us, finally, to the exertion–recovery balance that Loehr and Schwartz see great athletes managing so well.… Continue Reading