Round-up: Fortune, WSJ, Blog Talk Radio, and Can You Become a Morning Person?

Lots of headlines already this week!
The Wall Street Journal’s “The Juggle” blog featured 168 Hours yesterday — particularly my question of where we hit the point of diminishing returns with work hours. A recent Juggle post had claimed that the 40-hour workweek was the new part-time, which may be the case in some organizations, b… read more »

How to (really) earn $8000/month working from home

My Twitter account was compromised this past weekend by a phishing scam that, in retrospect, should have been quite clear. As a result, I inadvertently sent direct messages to numerous people that may have done the same thing to their accounts. In the course of all this, I’ve gotten a few messages promising me that I can “Earn Guaranteed $8000/M… read more »

The 1000 Word Habit

As I wrote a few days ago, I’m making another attempt at writing fiction. When I interviewed Camille Noe Pagan, author of The Art of Forgetting, for BNET recently, she mentioned that she had made a chart with 80 “1K” entries on it. A commercially viable novel these days generally has about 80,000 words, and she kept herself focused on writi… read more »

A Modern Fear: Range Anxiety

Since I am now in the market for a car, I’ve been reading far more about cars than I ever have in my life. I also attended my first auto show a few months ago in NYC’s Javits Center, hopping into all kinds of different makes with 3 rows.
As I have been doing so, I’ve been fascinated by the marketing challenges posed by the nascent field of electric… read more »

The Round-Up: Effective Email and the 2x-Week Breakthrough

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday round-up, but it may be time to resurrect that habit!
My top view-generating post over at BNET this week has been the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Emailers.” Email is one of those universal complaints of modern white-collar life. If you have a certain type of information-intensive job, em… read more »