When I started writing my book, I knew that authors generally make more money from speaking than they do from royalties, so I wanted my talks on the Information Diet to be great. Before I first started my speaking tour for the Information Diet, I watched a lot of great speakers give great talks and asked them how they gave such great talks. The universal answer is always: “I lock myself in my hotel room the night before and rehearse.”
Mum was speeding back home. It was 1991 and the season premier of Northern Exposure was on at 8pm. We had to hustle, I’d been at a friend’s house, and if we didn’t make it home in time, she’d miss it. So we sped down the streets of Atlanta, inches away from certain death so that we could see if Dr Fleishman and Maggie would finally get together. She had an appointment with them, and it could not be missed.
Author Clay Johnson believes that, much like junk food leads to obesity and health problems, junk information is killing our productivity and efficiency, and worse, feeding ignorance. His new book, The Information Diet, discusses this problem in depth. In this post, Johnson details how to kickstart your Information Diet for 2012.
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve always heard that multiple monitors were supposed to boost your productivity, but this post on rebuilding your attention span mentions, in passing, a second-monitor myth. So what’s the deal? Do multiple monitors boost productivity or not? Signed, Multiply Confused