It may seem counterintuitive, but absorbing information through old-fashioned books gives your brain a break.
«Reading is the best, not to mention the easiest, way to shore up our creative thinking and give our brains a break from digital overload — which, according to a 2019 Workplace Productivity Report, more than half of the workforce experiences.»
Eric Solomon was heading global business marketing at Instagram – after senior-level stints at YouTube, Spotify and Google – when a sudden insight spurred him to quit the job and leave his 20-year career behind. In an engaging, at times moving article for Entrepreneur, Solomon describes that turning point, the events that led to it and the conviction that is driving his current work as a consultant, speaker and mentor. Open-minded business leaders at all levels and in any function, not only marketing, will be interested in Solomon’s renegade argument for bringing humanity – and a dose of humility – to today’s increasingly transactional workplace.
Improve your time management and productivity with these tips.
«you should keep a list of everything that distracts you. It will help you identify, and eventually, thwart these interruptions.»
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