Since the world elite are gathering in Davos right now, some of the World Economic Forum tweets are getting resent around. Last year, they created an infographic based on a Business Insider piece about my work that looked at 14 things successful people do before breakfast.
This infographic has now taken on a life of its own. It even inspired a wee bit of a sneering Schumpeter column in the Economist (I do not know whether to be proud or sad, really). To be clear, I have never said that people should do ALL 14 OF THESE THINGS before breakfast. My book offers suggestions for morning routines that can help busy people use a time of day that is great for getting stuff done. Various people did perhaps 1-3 of these 14 things. I actually never talk about making the bed, so I do not know where that one came from. No one did all 14, that I am aware of. If so, he/she would likely not have time to talk with me! Doing all 14 would take, oh, maybe all day.
Anyway, if you are here because you want to mock a very mockable infographic, great. But I hope you will stick around and see some of my work on how we use our time now and in the past, and how we can all use it better. I am really a very reasonable person. Thanks for reading!