Author Archives: Joseph Quan (WG'17)

We Need More Time Alone

We need more time alone with our thoughts. This one’s been on my mind for a while. It started with something small – I found myself playing music off of my phone whenever I was bored. I realized I was using music as a way to fill the silence, to dull the restlessness I experienced


In his acclaimed, landmark book Give and Take, Wharton Professor Adam Grant breaks down 3 broad categories of people with very different reciprocity styles – Takers, Matchers, and Givers. He then discusses how each reciprocity style affects one’s personal and professional prospects, gradually building an argument for why we should all give more. First, a