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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Put Information to Work for You - Interruption Management

When I was researching information for my book Breathing Space, first published in 1990, I found that more information became newly available in a 24-hour period than a person could comfortably ingest in the next 80 years. By 2011, the acceleration of information generation meant that in less than a single second, more information became available than was ingestible in the next 80 years.

When you counted up all the television shows, radio broadcasts, magazines, newspapers, books, articles, signs, reports, blogs, and every bit of communication that became newly available within a one-second interval, at normal viewing or reading speeds, it would take an individual 80 years to consume it all at normal viewing, listening, and reading speeds. In the next second, another 80 years worth is generated and in the next, and the next, etc.

The reality of living in this millennium is that we cannot escape from information. It surrounds us and bombards us in every aspect of our professional and personal lives. If you own a mobile device, and most people now do, you’re connected to the rest of humanity as a result of a network of 16 million miles of fiber optic cable that span the globe with each cable simultaneously able to accommodate 10 million communications.

The challenge for each of us, everyday, and almost every moment has become to extract from the mountain of information we encounter the handful of vital bits of data we need and then assemble such information so that it leads to knowledge we can act upon and wisdom we can accumulate.

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Jeff Davidson - Expert at Managing Interruption Overload

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Managing Interruption Overload

Is the constant crushing burden of information and communication overload dragging you down, pulling you off course, and impeding your effectiveness? By the end of your workday, do you feel overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted? Would you like to be more focused, productive, and competitive, while remaining balanced and in control?

If you're continually facing too many interruptions and too many demands, you need Breathing Space.

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