Eighty years later this work schedule – originally designed for the endurance constraints of railroad depot workers – has become so ingrained that we rarely question it, regardless of profession.
Which is crazy.
The traditional eight-hour work schedule is great if your job is repetitive, customer-facing, or physically constraining. But for the large and growing number of “knowledge jobs,” it might not be.
Source: The Advantage Of Being A Little Underemployed · Collaborative Fund
the only way to do great work, in any field, is to find time to consider the larger questions
Source: You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour.’ – The New York Times
“the secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.”
— Amos Tversky