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Makers and managers

Paul Graham’s 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule”, describes the differences that lead these these two factions to clash:

  • “The manager’s schedule is for bosses. It’s embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals."
  • On the other hand, makers operate effectively on a different schedule entirely — one that prioritizes focus: “…there’s another way of using time that’s common among people who make things. They generally prefer to use time in units of half a day at least. You can’t write or program well in units of an hour. That’s barely enough time to get started. "

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Makers vs Managers

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Working long hours

Working long hours is an inconvenience, and here is why you should take a pause:

By working long hours you are increasing your risk for cardiovascular diseases, generally poor health, and fatigue.

The boundaries between work and life are becoming more blurred and the ability to carry our work diminishes in return. Having busy schedules don't allow us to fully turn off, thus sacrificing the time we need to replenish our energy for our healthy and productivity.

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4 Ways to Leave Work on Time Without Feeling Guilty

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