Ep. 6 - Being busy is not a virtue


Ep. 6 - Being busy is not a virtue

Being busy and doing good and effective work are two completely different things. This is the subject of this episode of Lebenspraxis. Joseph questions the culture of hard-working and the positive attributes associated with it and brings up examples of why working more is not necessarily good. He also introduces the concept of Minimum Effective Dose (MED), explains why showing up is not enough, and claims that devoting time to effective work and to resting and digesting information are both essential to progress in any endeavour.

External resources:
Bullshit Jobs - A theory by David Graeber
Wikipedia article on Marissa Mayer
Podcast "Dialog oder Tod" (DE) - Episode on Suboptimization

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Joseph Bartz