His wife left a note for him to prepare dinner that evening:
“Shepherd’s Pie needs to be taken out of the fridge and placed in the oven at 140 degrees.”
Tech writer Mike Elgan brilliantly argues that while our parents taught us hard work and long hours will lead to success, in the internet age the ability to control what you pay attention to is the key.
A person who works six hours a day but with total focus has an enormous advantage over a 12-hour-per-day workaholic who’s “multi-tasking” all day, answering every phone call, constantly checking Facebook and Twitter, and indulging every interruption. It’s time we upgraded our work ethic for the age we’re living in, not our grandparents’ age. Hard work is still a virtue, but now takes a distant second place to the new determinant of success or failure in the age of Internet distractions: Control of attention. Hard work is dead. Are you paying attention?
His points about the merging of work and play onto our computers—which we are on all day, which can make play look like work—are well-outlined and spot-on. Read this whole article; it’s a great kick in the pants for getting focused in the New Year.
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After reviewing last week’s post about experiences in New Orleans, my Buddy Jack mentioned he saw very few photos of himself in the images available for viewing. Therefore, to satiate his photo needs, ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce my Good Friend and Colleague, Jack Hudnut! ~SPView full post
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a mechanism to capture every significant idea that we have throughout the course of the day? Ideas or thoughts that we deem as either sharable or collectible for future use, that we don’t want to forget, are what I have in mind. At my age, or perhaps it’s …View full post
An upgrade to Microsoft Office 2007 for my corporate laptop was an option I had last week. This new software update was preceded by a dialog box asking if I really wanted to install it? Of course I did. My inner response was, “Are you kidding me? I asked for it. Why wouldn’t I want …View full post