Written for EO by entrepreneur and philanthropist David Disiere.
It happens in an instant. The clock strikes midnight on 31 December, and every store seems awash with self-help books, diet plans, and exercise equipment. Despite this flurry of activity, about 80 percent of people abandon their new year’s resolutions by the second week of February.
Plenty of accomplished CEOs and business leaders have joined the fray of people who create new year’s resolutions. Mark Zuckerberg, for example, has been making his goals public since 2009. While he generally has focused on personal resolutions like learning languages or networking, this year he vowed to resolve problems with people abusing Facebook.