Churchill dictated from his bed in the morning and took a siesta at 5pm; Designer Stefan Sagmeister kicks off his working day at the crack of dawn with a pot of coffee and a cigar; Barack Obama is happy to be working from home...
If you ever wondered about the daily routines of the great and the good, here's a site well worth checking out. The Daily Routines
blog references interviews, news articles and auto-biography to bring you in detail the working patterns of such names as Darwin, Kafka, Marx and Thurber.
Stephen King on the start of his day: "“There are certain things I do if I sit down to write,” he said. “I have a glass of water or a cup of tea. There’s a certain time I sit down, from 8:00 to 8:30, somewhere within that half hour every morning,” he explained. “I have my vitamin pill and my music, sit in the same seat, and the papers are all arranged in the same places. The cumulative purpose of doing these things the same way every day seems to be a way of saying to the mind, you’re going to be dreaming soon."