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What’s Your Mind-Diet? Clay Shirky versus Nick Carr

There has been a wonderful debate going on in the pages of the Wall Street Journal between Clay Shirky and Nick Carr. Carr became famous for his IT Doesn’t Matter article and has ridden his technology contrarianism to a fantastic intellectual franchise. I have yet to read his newest book, The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains, but according to reviewers I respect like Mark McDonald over at Gartner, the book seems to be a worthwhile review of relevant literature showing how the use of new media, including new digital technologies, can cause poorer performance for  important thinking tasks. 

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The Everything 2.0 Discussion - the Real Issue

by: Sigurd Rinde

Been itching to jump into the 2.0 discussion but have held back as I am a bit counter-every-theory... but why the heck not, risking much head shaking allow me a quick brain dump on one aspect of everything 2.0:

Work is a process, tasks in a sequence. Any type of process requires a framework, just like water will have to find the riverbed to become a river. No framework no process, even if the framework only resides in your head when doing the weekend chores. 

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Forget Deadlines, Increase Profit and Enjoy Life

by: Sigurd Rinde

We all take deadlines for granted. They're annoying of course, but unquestionable and untouchable.

Forget that. Deadlines are bad, foolish and in most cases basically counterproductive. And there are better ways.

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