Hard Focus

The Zen of Work: Hard Focus and Soft Focus

People are wired to respond to rhythms.  As we craft and improvise the way we engage in episodes at work, one particular rhythm that’s valuable to reflect on is the alternation between hard focus and soft focus. Hard focus is directed and specific: for example, debating a specific point, crafting the language of a slide,… Read more » Read more

Adam Grant

How to Be an Original

All significant achievement demands a journey beyond precedent. Adam Grant’s Originals is not so much a map for this journey as a curriculum for explorers, preparing the “reader as explorer” to handle the kinds of terrain they can expect to encounter. The book is like a mosaic, largely made up of tiles constructed in a… Read more » Read more