Weekend is almost here. For those of us who work hard, here is a quote that caught my attention:
Human beings are not designed to run like computers, at high speeds, continuously, for long periods of time. When we try to mimic the machines we're meant to run, they end up running us. In fact, we're designed to pulse. Our most basic survival need is to spend and renew energy. We're hardwired to make waves - to be alert during the day and to sleep at night, but also to work at high intensity for limited periods of time and then rest and refuel. Instead (most of us) lead increasingly linear lives, forever spending down our energy without fully or effectively renewing it. ~ Tony Schwartz.
Tony Schwartz was a columnist for The New York Post, Associate Editor at Newsweek, reporter for The New York Times, and staff writer at New York Magazine and Esquire. In 1988, Schwartz co-authored the No. 1 worldwide best-seller The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump. In 1995, Schwartz wrote What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America.
Tap here to read a small article by Tony in Harvard Business Review
Shakuntala Devi was dubbed the 'Human Computer' who made her way into the Guinness book of records. She passed away last year in Bangalore, India.