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Introducing FAREWELL, Our New Podcast

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Exciting news: we are finally launching FAREWELL, our new podcast project. The goal of the show is simple: to help you get the best out of yourself on the things…

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The Shortfalls of Willpower

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Chances are you’ve heard of the Marshmallow experiment. In the 1970s, a group of researchers led by Walter Mischel at Stanford sat preschoolers down with a marshmallow in front of…

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In Defense of Performance: A Manifesto

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When we started writing about performance nearly a decade ago, there was much to be said and done. We built on primary research from across domains. We drew from giants…

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You Need Rituals and Routines Now More Than Ever

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The philosopher Byung-Chul Han opens his book The Scent of Time by observing that life has become more rushed and directionless. “The time of a life is no longer structured…

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The 15 Best Books of 2023 for Sustainable Excellence and Well-Being

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Welcome to our annual reading list. If you are familiar with our work, you’ll know that it integrates ideas, research, and practices from diverse domains. (See our latest book, for…

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To Perform Better, Be Joyfully Deliberate.

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What does a high-performance environment look like? Depending on where you go to answer this question, you might be met with descriptions such as obsessive and relentless work ethic, high…

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