[The following is an extract from the original article that was published in qz.com.] In the digital era, a lot of us feel busier than our parents and grandparents ever were. But analyses of the way we actually use our time suggest that we’re mistaken. On the whole, we’re not doing any more work than previous generations.
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… because time is no longer our most limited resource; attention is
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[This is an excerpt from ‘Busy’ adapted and published by Fast Company] There’s no shortage of advice out there for making you more productive, and plenty of it works. But the emphasis on productivity has gone too far, and it’s holding back not just innovation but our own careers, too. Be Less Productive And More
[Article first published in Quartz.com, 14th September 2015] …in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and
[This article was first published in Quartz.com] “Tess…started her way up the dark and crooked lane not made for hasty progress; a street laid out before inches of land had value, and when one-handed clocks sufficiently sub-divided the day” (Thomas Hardy). Imagine your life without time; without a constant sense that you’re running behind,