When I first heard about “Bare Minimum Monday,” the latest TikTok trend to emerge in the workplace, I thought it was nonsense, Insider’s Rebecca Knight writes.
Marisa Jo Mayes, the millennial startup founder who sparked the viral sensation, promotes it as a way to prioritize self-care. Her TikToks offer glimpses of how she occupies her time instead: curling her hair, making elaborate iced coffees, and playing a variation of mini Boggle.
It all seemed precious and entitled — not to mention wildly impractical. Mind you, I’m not exactly in Marisa Jo’s target audience.
As a Gen Xer and working mom, I’m conditioned to neurotically squeeze out productivity from every hour. Allotting just the right amount of time to each meeting and task, while leaving room for the afternoon carpool, dinner prep, and homework help is my own “self-care priority.”
But when my editor suggested I give Bare Minimum Monday a try and then write about it, I leapt at the opportunity. I soon found out that taking it easy at work is harder than it looks.
Tesla spent the past two decades defying expectations and disrupting the automotive industry. But these days, the once revolutionary car company has started to look much more like the automakers it used to rattle — with aging tech, stale car designs, and an outdated business model.
Tesla has only ever existed without real competition and in a favorable economic environment. Now the electric-vehicle market is anyone’s game, and Tesla is about to find out how hard it can be to go to war with some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
The story of our inflation headache is one of scarcity: not enough people, homes, or ships. But while arguments about the post-COVID price chaos focused on pandemic-created triggers, inflation is also a story of larger tectonic shifts within the population.
Boomers, who were the largest generation in global history, are entering their twilight years. And as they ride off into the sunset, they’re leaving behind an economy that isn’t built to accommodate the demands of the 21st century — and future generations are going to pay the price.
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All eyes were on Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon as the storied investment bank held its second-ever “Investor Day”. Solomon’s task was clear: convince investors that the bank is on the right track after losing billions during its push into consumer banking.
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