Month: January 2018

The 9-to-5 workday isn’t just hated—it’s obsolete — Quartz

We work all the time now, and we play all the time. That drives some managers crazy, but they need to get over it. They are winning. We are working more.

From Quartz

Does anybody like the modern work day? Getting out of bed and to the office by eight in the morning. Staying until five. Five days a week. With two rest days. Then back at it again. Every week. Do we really like that? Because we sure do complain about it a lot. It’s embedded in…

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Most of what you’re going to read today is pointless.

Are we inundated with news that does not matter? I used to lament the fact that no one under thirty cares about reading great works of fiction. Too long, they complain. The truth is that bits of information are consumed by us all every day. Little bits. Small doses of information over the entire day. We probably read more now than at any other time in history. Does that mean we are smarter, more informed, more learned?
We wonder.

From Medium –

We spend hours consuming news because we want to be well informed. But is that time well spent? News is by definition something that…

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway could get a $37 billion windfall from tax cuts

Well, the folks at Berkshire are living hand to mouth. It’s only right that people who own private jets and summer in the Hampton’s get a little nudge here and there. Thanks to Donny and Paul, we won’t have to watch them suffer.

Analysts estimate that its book value could rise by about $37 billion.

Source: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway could get a $37 billion windfall from tax cuts

Almost 70% of US managers are scared to talk to their employees — Quartz

Being a manager inevitably entails an uncomfortable talk with employees, be it a bad performance review, a delicate personal situation, or unpleasant news from higher-ups. But an astounding number of managers report that the hardest part about talking to employees is talking to them at all. In 2016, a survey of more than 2,000 US…

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