An inbox for the mind

This post comprises notes on a work in progress – a drive to reduce tech-based distractions and learn how to use personal technology help me get things done more effectively and with less distraction and stress. There is only one red dot on my smartphone now. It is to remind me to do things with…… Continue reading An inbox for the mind

Work is the signal

I like this Tweet: “Work Is the Signal, Email Is the Noise”–@Wired — Erick Schonfeld (@erickschonfeld) January 22, 2014 Reminds me of Caroline Webb’s saying that “email is procrastination in disguise”. Sure, email is a vital tool. Yes, it is a powerful communication platform and sometime the  most  important thing to do is send an email.…… Continue reading Work is the signal

Finishedness

“Why you can never finish anything and how to finally change it” is the un-unclickable headline on a Fast Company article I saw today. You would not believe the lengths I go to to try and get things finished. Sometimes the pain of not finishing and still not getting on with it doubles me up…… Continue reading Finishedness

The Dehumanised Moment

Paying attention to a device while you are in conversation robs you of your ability to create a “human moment” reflects Daniel Golemanthis LinkedIn post: An article in the Harvard Business Review calls this kind of interaction a “human moment.” How do you have a human moment at work? You have to put aside whatever…… Continue reading The Dehumanised Moment

Tools and distraction

Despite having at least four other devices with Kindle apps on them at any given moment at home or work, my reading weapon of choice is the Kindle Paperwhite. I rip through books on it, lose myself in them fast and deeply. Two reasons: first, there is less pull from the web and apps; second,…… Continue reading Tools and distraction

The big lie of always-on, multi-tasking culture: “We think we’re thinking faster, but actually we’re slowing down.”

“We think we’re thinking faster, but actually we’re slowing down.” Caroline Webb, Partner at McKinsey & Co. Following on from my last post, where I mentioned the brilliant “For Your Information” episode of Peter Day’s BBC series In Business in the context of advertising business models, I’d like to look at the other strand of the…… Continue reading The big lie of always-on, multi-tasking culture: “We think we’re thinking faster, but actually we’re slowing down.”