Efficiency is the Enemy – Farnam Street

If you ever find yourself stressed, overwhelmed, sinking into stasis despite wanting to change, or frustrated when you can’t respond to new opportunities, you need more slack in your life. Here’s how slack works and why you need more of it.
— Read on fs.blog/slack/

I focused for many years on efficiency above all else, but life has taught me with the need for inefficiency. Local optima can detract from the global. Relationships require the investment of time. Supply chains need resilience.

We often think of productivity in terms of allocating direct labor but what about the benefits from inefficient investments such as exercise or time to think? Perhaps we need a broader view of workflow.

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