Go Ahead, Be A Slob
I extol the virtues of minimalism and essentialism, but research shows there’s no intrinsic value in being neat. Those piles of paper on your desk are “full of clues about recent patterns of working. If clean is de facto better than chaos, how do you explain that some of history’s greatest minds labored in their own disarray? Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming, and Abraham Lincoln were slobs, and all they gave us was the theory of relativity, penicillin, and America. Learn more at Bloomberg (3 minutes).