Monday, August 13, 2012
Smarter Not Harder
Working long hours... flatters the sensibilities of many religions -- Max Weber was putting the Industrial Revolution down to the Protestant Work Ethic a hundred years ago. It sometimes confuses me that it is so popular with atheist Japanese salaryman and agnostic Silicon Valley founders. Then again, programmers at most companies work on a schedule designed to maximize the productivity of illiterate 18th century water loom operators, so expecting rationality might be excessively optimistic.
Posted by Giles Bowkett at 11:06 AM