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  • Titus Toledo @10:25PM, 2016-06-23
    Tags: akrasia, , , hugo, , procrastination, tips, working,   

    The Akrasia Effect 

    By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

    Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text. Hugo’s publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline. The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the book by February of 1831—less than 6 months away.

    Hugo developed a plan to beat his procrastination. He collected all of his clothes, removed them from his chambers, and locked them away. He was left with nothing to wear except a large shawl. Lacking any suitable clothing to go outdoors, Hugo was no longer tempted to leave the house and get distracted. Staying inside and writing was his only option.

    Read the rest from huffingtonpost.com

  • Spread @9:06AM, 2015-10-21
    Tags: motivation, working   

    The Reasons We Work 

    Why do you go to work? Chances are it’s got something to do with money. But as most of us know, it’s more complicated than that. “There is a spectrum of reasons why people do their jobs,” write Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor in Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation. “Understanding that spectrum is the key to creating the highest levels of performance.”

    Read the rest from the farnam street blog

  • Spread @8:59AM, 2015-10-21
    Tags: , mood, working   

    How to Turn a Bad Day Around 

    Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances from dragging you down and killing your productivity?

    Read the rest from the Harvard Business Review

  • Spread @2:30AM, 2014-02-13
    Tags: clients from hell, , working   

    Creative Catharsis 

    Ireland’s creative community– ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more– took time out to dress up their favourite worst feedback from clients, transforming quotes that would normally give you a twitch, into a diverse collection of posters.

    creative catharsis

    Via Sharp Suits

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