Archives for May 2011

Living Longer by Stretching Psychological Time

I’d like to live longer. Most people would. Collectively we invest a lot to squeeze more years from our lives: exercising, not smoking, eating healthy and taking whatever supplement cocktail is currently in fashion. But what about making the years seem longer themselves? Psychological time is how long time feels. Although we normally equate psychological […]

Could You Walk Away From $8 Million in Easy Money?

One of my favorite stories comes from Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh. Tony sold his first company to Microsoft shortly after graduating from college. One of the conditions was that he stay for another 12 months. In exchange, he would walk away an extra $8 million richer. The work conditions weren’t strenuous, as Tony himself recounts, […]