8 Hour Burn

Bob Martin,11 one of the Extreme Programming community’s luminaries, turned the phrase around in a way that made it much more tolerable for both parties while staying true to Kent Beck’s original intent.
Martin renamed forty-hour workweek to “eight-hour burn.” The idea is that you should work so relentlessly that there is no way that you could continue longer than eight hours.

It’s something that I want to extend in life as well. Not thinking or prioritising tasks within each day, but just getting on with it, and finishing a lot of tasks. The idea is that this method, compounded over many days/weeks/months, can achieve incredible results!


The Passionate Programmer, Chad Fowler