The Dangers of Cognitive Fatigue

Mookie Spitz
15 min readMar 4, 2019

The condition is real, pervasive, and can ruin your career and your life. Here’s my story, and what I did to defeat it and get back on track…


For nearly two decades I was on a roll. My career started accidentally, and success came easily. That’s not to say I wasn’t ready, or that I didn’t work hard— quite the contrary, I had prepped with the mandatory Malcolm Gladwell…

Mookie Spitz

Chicago native now in New York City by way of LA. Hungarian parents, Korean kids, racks of electric guitars, shelves of Rubik's Cubes, and mountains of LEGO.