You’ve probably seen the video of the woman walking through the shopping mall texting on her mobile device. If not, brace yourself.
She is an icon of our times, however unwittingly. We are so hyper-connected that free-time, in particular time to think, has been filled with technology, information and social connectivity.
So I wondered when do the people who have to think – and that would be all of us – actually find the time to do so these days?
Jay Baer : The reality is I think when I’m on planes. I write 90% of my blog posts in the sky, and it’s the one time I can block out everything. Fortunately I fly enough that I get good stretches of thinking time on a regular basis.
Me : I walk to work and back every day at a brisk pace. That gives me two x 20 minute stretches of pure thinking-time. The speed ramps up the urgency and normally the critical stuff comes up right away.
So when or where do you get your thinking done?