The Week Contest
This week’s question: New research has revealed that American men ages 21 to 30 worked 12 percent fewer hours in 2015 than the same age group did in 2000, partly because they find video games more rewarding than low-wage jobs. Please come up with the title of a self-help book for young men who want to put down the game pad and get back to work.
Last week’s contest: A new study has found that keeping a messy desk might be a sign of creative genius, because people with disorderly environments often have fresh insights. If a business writer were to author a book on the benefits of being a slob at work, what should it be titled?
THE WINNER: “How to Succeed in Business Without Even Tidying”—Cheryl Old, San Diego
SECOND PLACE: “Chairman of the Hoard” Jack Garfunkel, Cranford, N.J.
THIRD PLACE: “Mess for Success” John Hohwald, Downingtown, Pa.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “End game” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Aug. 1. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Aug. 4. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
▸ The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week. ■