Am I the only one that gets a sense of accomplishment out of using up household items like a bar of soap or a bag of coffee?
Why do I do that? Am I weird? (Rhetorical question – don’t answer that)
I think some of that ties back to work not providing much of a sense of completion on a daily basis. That’s the downside of knowledge work. I think one of the differences between working in iIndustry” versus working in consulting or banking is there is no finish line with the former. With Banking and Consulting every project is a finish line.
The time scale in “industry” is much longer. You can look back and see “years” of accomplishment. Transitions and shifts in the business that took a relatively long time to manifest themselves.
Discipline is Hard – “Since the bottom of the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis, anything an investor did to diversify risk away from S&P 500 Index detracted from performance.”
The Most Disruptive Trend of the Decade – “The US consumer, having had more disposable income, has been freed up to spend more on data services, wifi, smartphones, vacationing, second homes, luxury pickups and SUVs, upscale fast food, yoga clothes, video games, celebrity cosmetics and $500 pairs of Yeezy’s and limited edition Air Jordans.”
How to Stop Thinking About Work at 3am – “Instead of looking at this as a learning experience, albeit a painful one, for future board meetings, she played it back in her mind over and over again, beating herself up, and lost sleep over it for weeks.” Stephen here – only weeks, you went easy on yourself!
On Monks and Email – “Except unlike our deep working medieval forebears, the modern knowledge work organization seems to care little about cultivating and supporting this fundamental activity.”
Note: This is based on when I read the article, not necessarily when it was first published. Unfortunately, my backlog of things I would like to read always seems to dwarf the amount of time I can devote to reading.