What a book! I have already recommended it to five people and will continue. Written in "good old" standard English, the authors explain our need for time alone to do the thinking a writing necessary for clear thinking and design and writing. The first half of the book talks about the corporate world and the necessity for the productive worker to find a place to hid and think through the issue set before him or her. The second half encourages us "Soloists" and many would be "soloists" to be connected to the "office" but at attached. Work hard but don't neglect the "me" time you need to recoup to energy and your love? tolerance ? for those around you who are in the traditional corporate culture and are wedded to it. And this recouping thing is not just a then minute break, but 1/2 day to take a walk in the country, get up at 4:00 am and exercise for an hour, take a leave of absence of two weeks or a month every four months, chant, doodle with others who like to do these things. This behavior energizes the mind and refreshes the energy in the body. The authors also suggest strategies you might use for those who don't want to change and don't want you, too, to change.