Commentary

The Art of Lazy

Peter Gordon has the scoop on a French government economist’s tips for doing as little as possible on the job. For example: It’s pointless to change the system. Opposing it simply makes it stronger. You’re not judge on merit, but on whether you look and sound the part. Speak lots of jargon: people will suspect you have an inside track. Be nice to people on short-term contracts. They are the only people who do any real work.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.