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Matt Steel & Jason Tasso

The Abundance of Slowness

Learning to value smart work over hard work requires a paradigm shift, but pays dividends

Matt Steel
Dec 13, 2012 · 10 min read

“Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is already home because she figured out a faster way to get things done.” – Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, Rework

1. Slow down

2. Stop trying to be a hero

3. Go home

4. Minimize meetings

5. Go dark

6. Leave your desk for lunch

7. Give up on multitasking

8. Say no

9. Hunt your fear

Postscript: 2017

Love Letters

Insights on creative practice, mindful living, and dark…

Matt Steel

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I’m a designer who writes, father of four, and husband of one. Partner & Creative Director at Steel Brothers.

Love Letters

Insights on creative practice, mindful living, and dark nights from the desk of Matt Steel

Matt Steel

Written by

I’m a designer who writes, father of four, and husband of one. Partner & Creative Director at Steel Brothers.

Love Letters

Insights on creative practice, mindful living, and dark nights from the desk of Matt Steel

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