Quote I’m pondering -“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar
How to reduce serious disease by 20% – Drink more coffee! A large research project has discovered the importance of drinking lots of coffee. This is really interesting as it found people who drink a lot of coffee tend to live longer than people who drink moderately or sparsely.
Favourite purchase – This camera phone lens kit. If you have an android or iPhone and want to take great macro photo’s, then this small kit is pretty fantastic. I’m still playing around and the results are great so far (especially for Lego mini figures).
What I’m reading – This is Lean – Resolving the Efficiency Paradox. I was recommended this book by a couple of people at work and it really is good. Do you find getting things done in your life and work takes longer than you’d expect? Do they feel things could become more efficient and ‘flow’ more? Even if you think you know lean, this book will teach you ways of thinking you hadn’t considered before.
Stockholm is still No.1 for work life balance – I’ve seen similar here in Copenhagen, where people arrive at 9am and leave around 3:30pm. I’ve often wondered how anything gets done longer term, but it does get done. What’s pertinent is the difference in how people are focused during their working hours. This article puts it well, and it somewhat matches my work experience in the UK and USA (where efficiency isn’t a goal as the expectation is to stay in the office later either way). Here’s a snippet:
“I think we are much more efficient during the day,” Lagander says. “There’s so much more lazing around, especially in the United States. They put in a lot of work hours, but they’re so inefficient.”
I hope you have a fantastic weekend doing what you love.
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