The Thief of Time

Tick-tock, tick-tock -- are we slaves to the clock?

Tick-tock, tick-tock — are we slaves to the clock?

For most business people, be they bosses or employees, life is busy. Time management, we have been led to believe, is the solution to our busyness: if we could organize our time better, we’d be less overwhelmed, happier, and more effective.

But not according to Business Psychologist and author of ‘Busy’, Tony Crabbe — writing on Quartz ( In this brilliant article, Crabbe suggests that Time Management is, paradoxically, stealing time. By becoming obsessed with the clock, and trying to do more, we are becoming busier, but not better nor more effective. Our focus should be on something entirely different.

Take a few minutes out of your busy Friday to read ‘Time management is only making our busy lives worse‘.