Article Clipping at its Best
I realize I have become the same way. The difference is most of what I read is online so I clip URLs and email them to people that I think might be interested in an article. And many of the articles I email were emailed to me - so I am just passing them on.
She clipped an article/book report that combined a review on 2 books - The Organized Mind - Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levin and The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in the World of Constant Connections by Michael Harris.
"In 2011, Americans (and I assume Canadians) took in 5 times as much information as they did in 1986."
As the titles suggest, information and connectivity are a problem and we need strategies to cope. I know this first hand. When I was in "CEO mode", I was fast and responsive. Lately I have noticed I am less so. Thinking I can use some of the strategies suggested in these books. More for my reading list.
Silence can be empowering.
Some interesting tidbits:
CEO's who run marathons are better CEO's. This seems intuitive in the discipline needed to run a marathon. Good CEO's are goal driven and a marathon is often a goal. I also know it requires a high level of fitness to lead an executive life. Where it is counter intuitive is real marathon training takes a lot of time. It would be tough to properly train in even 6-7 hours per week. Marathons are beyond fitness (I say this - yet I have run 6 of them).
I like the Goldman Sachs article on the internet of things. I am taken back to my early days in business when we sold a lot of analogue to digital boards (well a lot relative to being a small company). Those are the basis of most of the internet of things - they allow sensors to be read (temperature, pressure, etc.)