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What Are Your Favorite Anti-Shortcuts?

Time-saving hacks are great. But it’s just as important to know when to take a ‘longcut’ — the longer and more difficult path.

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While I appreciate a good time-saving productivity hack, the opposite of the shortcut — what I call the longcut — doesn’t get enough credit. Typically, we think of the long way around as a…




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Herbert Lui

Covering creativity for professionals, hobbyists, and the rest of us. Author of ‘Creative Doing.’ (May 16, 2022). Pre-order:

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