Learn to embrace downtime: it’s the best way “to nourish the Self” and gain “necessary inner stability,” writes author Alan Lightman.
There’s a good mix of inspiring, gracious and grateful tales inside this book, from those with stardom already in-pocket, to a few that may not be household names quite yet.
The solution to “breaking up with busy” won’t be easy and the author’s ideas can have a whiff of new-agey-ness to them.
This is a biography of cringing, compassion, and somebody’s-got-to-do-it resourcefulness, but with a breezy heft of fabrication built in. It’s so singular that it’s almost irresistible.
How do you best manage a diverse group of employees? The answers found in this book could at least make workplaces less stuffy, more worker-friendly, and quite possibly more efficient for better profitability.
You may scoff at the idea of a “sleep coach,” but what the author espouses for elite athletes he works with, he says, can extend to the enhancement of performance in business.
Procrastinators, as it turns out, are in good company: 1 out of 5 of us chronically waits until the last minute to start tasks. Such delay, says Santella, “is one of the oldest stories ever told.”
It’s an age-old business question: how can you get the best performance from your employees? The answer, say the authors, is counterintuitive: ask for less.
Author Shomari Wills offers interesting, thoughtful tales that show readers how past Black entrepreneurs - some of whom could barely read or write - changed U.S. economics and paved the way for later wealth-builders.