Is The “Argument Free Marriage” an Oxymoron?

I think it was Sam Kinison who said, “I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.” Hopefully, most of us don’t concur with this exaggerated-for-laughs analogy, but the notion behind it is uncomfortably identifiable. The idea of a couple arguing is so commonplace that it has become…

How Doing Less Makes You More Productive: The Paradox of Good Down-Time

“Less is more.”  We’ve all heard this saying before, but usually in the context of design rules, not personal productivity.  When we are told that by working less we will achieve more, it sounds completely counterintuitive, right? Yet, this proposition is supported by empirical findings.  In 1993, K. Anders Ericsson,…