The scourge of workweek inflation

I just launched a new career column over at BNET (CBS’s online business portal) today. The column is called “168 Hours” and will appear on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Today’s post is called “Stop Lying About How Much You Work,” and deals with our tendency to talk about 80-hour weeks, as if we were actually working 80 hours… read more »

At Pudd'nHead Books in St. Louis tonight

Join me tonight at Pudd’nHead Books in St. Louis for a book reading and signing. It all starts at 7pm. We’ll be be talking about time and sipping a little wine. The address is 37 South Old Orchard Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119-3202.… read more »

Planning for peak experiences, part 2

Yesterday’s post on rethinking retirement is sparking some discussion over at Facebook, which is good. Why is retirement seen as a universal goal? Is the idea of not working for pay for decades feasible? Or desirable?
We’ll continue talking about that over the next few months. In the meantime, I wanted to revisit the post about planning for pea… read more »

What's the big deal about retirement?

Several weeks ago, I attempted to write a post about compound interest and the caveats involved in that. I soon realized that I wasn’t explaining my point right, and yanked the post. But I’m back at work on it as I’m writing about savings and retirement for my (as yet untitled) money book.
What I was attempting to say is that a common theme of p… read more »

Pushing through the hours

Those of you who read 168 Hours know that I used the HARO (Help a Reporter Out) email list for finding some of my more random subjects. HARO was founded by Peter Shankman, who went on to sell the service and in what seems to be a growing trend among entrepreneurs who cash out, did an Ironman triathlon.
I really enjoyed reading his account of the race, because it show… read more »