Food for thought: focus.1 min read

In the early 1990s Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist, asked 275 creative types if he could interview them for a book he was writing. A third did not bother to reply at all and another third refused to take part. Peter Drucker, a management guru, summed up the mood of the refuseniks: “One of the secrets of productivity is to have a very big waste-paper basket to take care of all invitations such as yours.” Creative people’s most important resource is their time— particularly big chunks of uninterrupted time—and their biggest enemies are those who try to nibble away at it with e-mails or meetings. Indeed, creative people may be at their most productive when, to the manager’s untutored eye, they appear to be doing nothing.

Extracted from the article “In Praise of Laziness”  from The Economist Print Edition

Food for thought: In the current day and age of grand distraction brought upon us by the omnipresent social media and unceasing newsfeeds, how well are you protecting your focus?

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