Ten Heuristics for Bad Times

Ten Heuristics for Bad Times

I read a self-help book about performing well under pressure. The following is a blunt reinterpretation of the material to record what I think might be helpful in the present moment. I alone am the intended audience. Work less, if you can. But if you...
“Help” Is a Four-Letter Word

“Help” Is a Four-Letter Word

There is helpful help, and then there is unhelpful “help.” Far too much help seems to fall into the latter category, and when someone “helps” — when it’s not asked for, when it presupposes too many incorrect assumptions, and when the relationship is not...