Being Tired Isn't a Badge of Honor


Medium post by Jason Fried
BBC article about burnout and exhaustion

Pre-Reading Questions


badge of honor (set expression)
catch (presentation, show, some sleep)
[x] be damned (set expression)
rite of passage (set expression)
mark of [x], (set expression)
[x] is telling (set expression)
think straight (set expression)
burn [s/b] out (phrasal verb)
the exception, not the rule (set expression)

Main Activity

Read the article for gist in order to answer the following questions and review the keywords in context:

  1. According to the author, why do many companies develop a burnout culture?
  2. How does sleep deprivation interfere with productive work?
  3. What solutions does the author propose?