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Hey guys, I have to admit, I'm very excited. Like crazy excited. Like ALS Icebucket Challenge excited! And why? Well, because it's Friday among other things, but mostly because it's the day that the Steven Johnson Studio website launches! I've been like a kid waiting for Christmas these past few days and it's my privilege and pleasure to announce that the release is finally here.
It's been a lot of great, exciting, and hard work but starting my own design venture is something I've wanted to do for years and to think that that day has finally come has left me extremely humbled and very grateful that it's finally here. I'm buzzing with excitement and this web launch is really just the first step.
The plan for the website and the blog and the social media accounts to which they're connected is to provide a constant dialogue about all things design (and maybe some other stuff, too). So even though today is the launch, it only marks the starting gun of the race. Please keep checking back for more updates and don't hesitate to let me know if there are any changes you would make to the site or anything you want to see added!
Thanks for all of your support and I can't wait to continue on this crazy trip with you guys!
The second richest man in the world (Telecom billionaire Carlos Slim) has recently gotten a lot of press regarding his view that we should collectively adopt a three-day work week. He's being talked about a lot but I recently came across an article on Esquire that I just had to post.
Let me be the first to say that I'm a huge fan of this. I LOOOOOVE the idea. Like teenage girl middle school crush LOOOOOVE. It makes so much sense, I can't even speak. I can't even form words. As people say, the greatest inventions are the ones you hear about and say, "Of course! Why didn't I think of that?!"
This is one of those instances. And the beautiful part is that his idea isn't as hard as it sounds!
He proposes a 3-day workweek, 11-hour days, and a retirement age of 70 to 75. Now, depending on your ability to plan financially, and save responsibly, I'm guessing that retirement age is pretty flexible. But the goods - the real goods of the 3DWW plan - are simple and adoptable and easy and amazing and everybody could be so much happier hands down and people wouldn't be depressed all the time and people could have meaningful lives and people could enjoy what they do and YES!
So, let the record show that I, Steven Johnson, am making a vow that within the first 6 months of starting my business, I will adopt this 3-day workweek. Tuesday-Thursday. 11-hour days. Done. What do you have to lose trying this out?
The important take away here is that it seems like the whole world has bought in to this Monday-Friday, 9-5 (often WAY longer) work time but there is no reason we should still be conforming to this. We are far too advanced and far too connected and far too capable as a society to remain restricted by constraints that nobody responds well to, and everyone loathes.
To quote from the article itself:
"The five-day workweek was made the standard in 1938, but times have changed drastically since then. With modern advancements aiding us, we no longer need to work the same hours as Hitler. "
NEXT UP! Tackling Tim Ferriss' 4-hour workweek. Read the book but please excuse the website design...come on Tim! Get a good designer, buddy!