Adam Grant

The Algebra Behind Maximum Effort

Another full day and it feels as if you really didn't get anything done. Which turns into a week that flies by and yet the inbox is bigger and the desk messier. You resent thinking that, to really get anything done, you would have to come in earlier and stay up nights.

Well, don't.

Some of the most productive people do not work any longer than the rest of us, they just know the algebraic formula that produces maximum effort.