What’s becoming evident is that we become more useful as we set aside time with no other agenda than to think.

Earlier this year, Reagan-era statesman George Shultz died. And amid the celebrations and reflections on his life and work, one of his defining routines resurfaced, what one New York Times writer calls the “Shultz hour.” In productivity talk, this hour was Shultz’s version of prioritizing the important over the urgent. But, as you know, identifying certain tasks as priorities doesn’t ne

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