Just Maintaining

David M. Dye
4 min readJul 20, 2023

“Our very idea of productivity is premised on the idea of producing something new, whereas we do not tend to see maintenance and care as productive in the same way.”

— Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

A couple of years ago, the political leaders of the United States were negotiating (which might be a generous characterization) a large infrastructure bill. To generalize, one…

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David M. Dye

I work with human-centered leaders to help them get results without sacrificing their humanity. I’m an author, consultant, podcast host, and love to hike.