The Productivity Experiment (Week #3 & #4 Results)

The Productivity Experiment (Week #3 & #4 Results)

Each day, for the last month, I only worked until I got restless or distracted. So a couple of hours at most. And that’s it. No procrastination, no vegging out waiting for inspiration to return, nothing. Only a couple of hours of highly focused work each day,...
Is Writing for Pleasure Doing it Wrong?

Is Writing for Pleasure Doing it Wrong?

For the longest time, I was convinced that anyone writing for pleasure is doing it wrong. Or, at least, has never learned what it means to write well. Good writing can be devilishly tricky to get right because to write well, you need to translate your stream of...
Are You Selling What No One Wants?

Are You Selling What No One Wants?

Berlin has one of those street newspapers. Motz. It’s a community project that lets the poor and the homeless make some money. The sellers get on the U-Bahn (the underground) and offer copies, €2 apiece. And almost nobody buys one. It struck me recently, how strange...
Would a Universe Without Free Will Give Us More Freedom to Act?

Would a Universe Without Free Will Give Us More Freedom to Act?

The existence of free will is a hotly debated topic among scientists and philosophers. So far, it has neither been proved nor disproved. The discussion often boils down to the following question: Are there any truly random events in nature?  Their existence would...
On Selling Potatoes and Diamonds

On Selling Potatoes and Diamonds

One upside, amongst many downsides, of the pandemic is that it taught me how to sell my services better. I’m serious. Back in January, I was in the comfortable position of having work lined up until August. Then COVID-19 happened, some of my clients got depressed,...
The Productivity Experiment (Week #2 Results)

The Productivity Experiment (Week #2 Results)

So… Week two of my productivity experiment. Turns out, not as easy or glamorous as week one. And though it might sound ridiculous, I actually struggled to keep up a shorter working schedule and felt a strong urge to fall back on my old habits. But more about that...
Great Read: Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee

Great Read: Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee

First of all, this book isn’t about what it says it is. Second, it somehow proved a highly engaging read anyway. And it inspired a month of self-experimentation, so all in all, I think you should give it a read.  I found Do Nothing, while just-browsing in my...
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