ROWE

13 Ways to Find More Time in ’09

A while back a friend of mine asked me “how do you do it all?”  I kind of looked at him perplexed.  “All of the websites, your blog, reading books and blogs, getting to the gym on a routine basis, spending time with friends and family, etc.”  Not knowing how to reply, I just said “Umm.  I watch a lot less crappy network television than most people.” Really though, I didn’t have an answer for him.  But I thought about it more, and realized that… Continue reading

1/7/09

More on College as a Results-Only-Work-Environment (ROWE)

I’ve referenced Tim Ferris’ awesome blog post about Best Buy’s Results-Only-Work-Environment before, but it bears quoting again: ROWE stands for Results-Only Work Environment. In a ROWE, each person is free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. Currently, there are two authentic ROWEs—Fortune 100 retailer Best Buy Co, Inc. and J. A. Counter & Associates, a small brokerage firm in New Richmond, WI. At both organizations, the old rules that govern a traditional work environment—core hours, “face… Continue reading

11/15/08

It’s a Lifestyle Thing

George and I often remark to each other that we wouldn’t trade our lifestyle for any amount of money.  It happens pretty often because we’re often reminded of how lucky we are to do what we do everyday. I think that’s often lost in the decision of whether or not to become an entrepreneur, particularly for young entrepreneurs.  Yes – you should want to change the world.  Yes – you should want to make a ton of money.  But starting a business should also be… Continue reading

11/12/08

Productive Output: What the 9 – 5 Misses and Why I’m Done with a 40 Hour Workweek

As any college student will tell you, scheduling classes is an art form. My first semester I didn’t have much choice and had to take whatever was available. My second semester I loaded up on Monday and Thursday and had the rest of the week off. It sucked – Mondays and Thursdays wore me out and the rest of the week I had to spend 10 hours doing homework. My third semester I put large gaps between my classes so I’d have time to get… Continue reading

5/22/08