Tricking yourself out of information overload

According to Oliver Burkeman, informational overload is “suffused with irrationality”:  There are millions of information sources we could, in theory, keep up with, but only a few that we tell ourselves we must – and the distinction’s pretty arbitrary. I try to answer all personal emails, but I don’t worry about answering all personal Twitter…… Continue reading Tricking yourself out of information overload

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.”