Finding Focus Day 2: The Perils of Multitasking

Most people think that doing multiple things at once is more time-effective than doing one thing at a time, but actually, that’s not the case. To quote Gregory Ciotti’s insightful blog post on sparringmind.com: Researcher Zhen Wang was able to show that on average, multitaskers are actually less likely to be productive, yet they feel … Continue reading Finding Focus Day 2: The Perils of Multitasking

Finding Focus Day 1: Jonathan Franzen’s Computer

Three summers ago, novelist Jonathan Franzen was featured on the cover of Time Magazine. One of the things I will never forget from the feature article on Franzen, written by Lev Grossman and published on August 12, 2010, is when Franzen mentions what he did with his computer. Grossman writes: Because Franzen believes you can’t write serious … Continue reading Finding Focus Day 1: Jonathan Franzen’s Computer