How to boost creativity when the seasons change

According to Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of 37Signals, when you need to boost creativity, you shake things up. His company makes some pretty wild changes during seasonal shifts, like eliminating an entire day from the work week between the months of May and October. The company even provides a weekly community-supported agricultural share for employees. Fried’s seasonal shake-ups have resulted in increased productivity and an infusion of creativity for his company. Sounds great, right? But what about the companies that can’t make something like that work financially? Is there anything they can do to increase productivity and boost creativity… Read More

Labor Day The New York Way

Labor Day is the celebration of our great American workforce and the contributions each of us make. It’s a time of reflection, recognition, and of course, relaxing. For most of us it’s also about the end of summer. One last day to enjoy the warmth, the sunshine, and the gluttonous behavior celebrations are meant for. So the real question is, what are you doing this year? If you’re staying in the city for Labor Day, consider making the most out of the great outdoor spaces and attractions. Have fun with animals at the Bronx Zoo and the NY aquarium. Take… Read More

Summer and the City: Free Movies in Bryant Park!

Living and working in the City has its challenges. But for every challenge, there are a hundred rewards. So what’s your reward for slogging through another jungle-esque summer in NYC? Free movies in Bryant Park in one of the most interesting, historic, and just downright awesome parks in the universe, that’s what. Bryant Park today is an undisputed jewel of midtown Manhattan. But ask anyone who lived here in the 70’s, and you’ll get an earful about how it used to be one of the seediest bits of underbelly Gotham had ever produced. It wasn’t until the 80’s that a… Read More