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A Recalibration of the Culture of Work

“Forty hour work weeks are a relic of the Industrial Age. Knowledge workers function like athletes—train and sprint, then rest and reassess.” -NAVAL RAVIKANT Forty hour work weeks, which originated during the Industrial Age and were meant to protect manual workers from unfair labor conditions in factories, simply do not apply to today’s knowledge and […]

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July 2, 2021

Embracing a Slow Lifestyle - Philosophy of Leisure

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Embracing a Leisurely Lifestyle in Practice

As we’ve detailed in a post about our philosophy here, our ethos is largely centered around the notion of leisure and embracing a lifestyle of a slower, gentler footprint, and also a mindset of ease and equanimity. It values craftsman, artisanal practices over fast, mass-produced goods, with the phrase “buy less, choose well, make it […]

July 1, 2021

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A Whole Year
of Lovely

Somewhere along the way our society decided that being busy was a status symbol. And technological advances have enabled, and encouraged, us to be always available.
Yet leisure and rest help us to think more clearly, decide more logically, consume more wisely, innovate and create more freely, and connect more deeply. It's about having the space to build the life we choose, rather than having one thrust upon us, by default.

Five Prompts for a Less harried life