London 10 February 2011
Do you Wilf ? (What was I looking for) Average time to concentrate on a single task uninterrupted = 2.7mins
Multitasking no longer +ve Multitaskers =  30% slower Twice the errors Less creative
Avoid medicalisations: Attention Deficit Syndrome Multitasking Disorder (these are BS)
green red blue Stroop test: We’ve got faster at this recently
Bruce Winston Read the story of Bruce and Winston and the Hipstamatic at: http://hipstamatic.com
 
 
Press here…
… and wait
… and wait, and wait
… and wait, and wait, and wait
… and wait, and wait, and wait,  and wait… until finally 12 seconds later – your pic is ready Is this wait designed to mak...
 
 
 
Try Pomodoro cycles:  25mins uninterrupted concentration followed by 5 mins break 25 : 5 : 25 : 5 : 25 : 15
Instead of filling your dead times (short spare moments), just for a day try to leave them dead and think.
Let’s teach our kids by our example how to concentrate
 
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Time & the attention deficit

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Managing you personal time is one of the most critical skills we can teach the next generations.

Presented at The Fantastic Tavern, London - Feb 2011.

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  • WILFing – Moneysupermarket.com 2.7m – Berkley study Today people are under attack from an unlikely source: news and information they can't adequately process. According to an international study people aged 18 to 34 are bombarded by news, facts and updates to the point where they now suffer from "newstritional disorder," according to anthropologist Robbie Blinkoff. 1 Common symptoms can include a diminished attention span, news fatigue, distraction, and even agitation, which can affect how people communicate in their personal and organizational relationships. 1 A study in the UK found that 51 percent of suffers admitted they are suffering from three or more symptoms, and a further 63 percent admitted to believing they may miss out on an opportunity if they log off, while 42 percent claimed they would feel unwanted if they didn't receive regular text messages or emails. 4 With respect to insurance, there is an increasing preference for buying all savings and investment products from the same provider, particularly amongst Anglophone consumers. 2 May 2008, Intel announced they believe that Moore’s Law would continue to hold until 2029, meaning that the price of new technologies will continue to fall, facilitating their swift adoption into mainstream applications ABI research estimates netbooks could reach 35m sales in 2009 (139m by 2013 – canibalising sales of laptops “ The potential to develop a converged mobile product, which would sell between US$100.00 to US$200.00 is less than 12 months away. … Marvell Technology, Dec 2008 Tagging makes us less likely to remember
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    1. 1. London 10 February 2011
    2. 2. Do you Wilf ? (What was I looking for) Average time to concentrate on a single task uninterrupted = 2.7mins
    3. 3. Multitasking no longer +ve Multitaskers = 30% slower Twice the errors Less creative
    4. 4. Avoid medicalisations: Attention Deficit Syndrome Multitasking Disorder (these are BS)
    5. 5. green red blue Stroop test: We’ve got faster at this recently
    6. 6. Bruce Winston Read the story of Bruce and Winston and the Hipstamatic at: http://hipstamatic.com
    7. 9. Press here…
    8. 10. … and wait
    9. 11. … and wait, and wait
    10. 12. … and wait, and wait, and wait
    11. 13. … and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait… until finally 12 seconds later – your pic is ready Is this wait designed to make you a better photographer? Do you consider your image more before you snap?
    12. 17. Try Pomodoro cycles: 25mins uninterrupted concentration followed by 5 mins break 25 : 5 : 25 : 5 : 25 : 15
    13. 18. Instead of filling your dead times (short spare moments), just for a day try to leave them dead and think.
    14. 19. Let’s teach our kids by our example how to concentrate
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