Jun 21st, 2018
My first episode presents a conversation with Stephan Aarstol, a southern California entrepreneur, founder of the stand-up paddleboard and beach lifestyle company Tower Paddleboards, and author of The Five-Hour Workday. Stephan talks about how he decided to move his company to a five-hour workday; what challenges you face when you shorten the workday; and what benefits come from it.
Lots of people who've implemented shorter working hours at their company mention Stephan's work as an inspiration, so it made sense to start with his story. And my kids love stand-up paddleboards (I'm more of a kayaker), so saying I know the guy who helped popularize them was an effort to curry favor with them. It didn't work, but still it was a fascinating conversation.
Mentioned in this episode:
- The paperback edition of my book, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
- Stephan's company, Tower Paddleboards
- Stephan book, The Five Hour Workday, which you can buy direct from Tower (of course), or on Amazon