Be smarter at work, slack off

 Fortune MagazineIn a world of too much work and too much multitasking, the best way to beat the competition may be to do less.

Be smarter at work, slack off – Mar. 17, 2006

Remember the story of Archimedes lolling in his bathtub? To an observer, he’d have seemed to be wasting time. While ostensibly doing nothing, however, he discovered the principle of displacement, a cornerstone of physics. Would he have reached the same insight in a quick shower? Unlikely. And while you might say that’s ancient history, don’t be too sure.

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