Just Maintaining

David M. Dye
4 min readJul 20, 2023

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“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.