Thursday, April 24, 2008
5 rules to make your work day sane - Mar. 9, 2006: "Shirky was getting nowhere recently on an important book proposal. Until one day he found himself working on it underground, riding the R train from his home in Brooklyn to NYU's campus in Manhattan. Free from office interruptions, he experienced a breakthrough. 'Suddenly I was flying on it,' he says. 'I thought, Why get off the subway now?' He stayed on the train as it rumbled through Manhattan and into Queens. Thirty-two extra stops later (16 each way), he emerged victorious. Score: Shirky 1, temptation 0."