“Find What You Love And Let It Kill You”

Concert pianist James Rhodes followed Charles Bukowski’s “find what you love and let it kill you” advice nearly to heart, and eventually signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records

Working From Home Not A Terrible Thing

Is working at home unproductive?

Effectively Mediocre

What do you do if you’re a “Jack Zuckerman”?

Staying On Top of It

“How do you stay productive?”

Going Home Will Make You Work More Productively

David Hauser, a founder of several startups, talked to other startup founders about what they wished they knew before working at their first startup.

Americans Have No Concept of Time

Researchers asked people to estimate how many hours a week they worked, and then to keep a “time diary” tracking all their activities. It comes to no surprise that the hours didn’t match up, and that people have a tendency to exaggerate how many hours they work each week. The same thing happened when people estimated how much time they spent doing housework.

I’d Rather Not Have Psychopathic Traits

The latest issue of Scientific American has an excerpt from a book about how people with psychopathic traits—”a grandiose sense of self-worth, persuasiveness, superficial charm, ruthlessness, lack of remorse and the manipulation of others”—are able to succeed, and points out that many politicians and world leaders often have these traits.

Are You More Productive at the Office, or at Home?

The latest Freakonomics podcast tackles the question of whether or not we’re more productive working at the office, or working from home, and as someone who finds himself more productive in an office environment, I was surprised to learn that case studies have shown that people who work at home are often more productive than when they’re at the office.