Lifestyle

Teen Pedestrian Deaths Are Up And Texting May Be The Reason

Texting while walking is a rising heath hazard for American teenagers, according to a new study. Safe Kids Worldwide has found that pedestrian deaths are up for older teens (ages 15 to 19), who now account for 50% of pedestrian fatalities among those 19 and younger. The organisation directly links […]
Teen Pedestrian Deaths Are Up And Texting May Be The Reason
News

Your Brain Is Really Bad At Filtering Out Overheard Phone Calls

[credit provider=”Flickr / THEfunkyman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/djou/499214049/in/photostream/”] Overhearing a one-sided mobile phone call is more distracting than eavesdropping on both sides of a conversation, a new study finds.There are now as many mobile phone subscriptions as there are people on Earth, according to the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations telecommunications agency. […]
Your Brain Is Really Bad At Filtering Out Overheard Phone Calls
Strategy

How To Unplug Your Brain And Focus

In the great epic poem The Odyssey, our hero Odysseus must find a way “to evade the voices of the marvellous Sirens in their flowering meadow.” He commands the sailors on his ship: “You are to tie me hand and foot and stand me upright in the mast housing, and […]
How To Unplug Your Brain And Focus
Lifestyle

Drivers Don’t Look At The Road 18% Of The Time

[credit provider=”mrJasonWeaver via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/indyplanets/3926147797/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] A study reveals that drivers are easily distracted by satnavs, clouds and adverts, taking their eyes off the road every nine secondsWe all know it’s impossible to keep your eyes on the road all of the time, but a new study employing eye-monitoring equipment has […]
Drivers Don’t Look At The Road 18% Of The Time
Strategy

Peter Thiel’s Extreme Philosophy Of Focus And Prioritization

[credit provider=”Suzie Katz via Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyinghorsepix/4193425251/”] “What are your top five priorities for this week?”  “What are the top three objectives and key results you’re using to measure how you’re doing for the quarter?” These are questions that get thrown around by managers at work to help their teams prioritise and focus on […]
Peter Thiel’s Extreme Philosophy Of Focus And Prioritization
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Don’t Let Ego Distract You From Your Focus

[credit provider=”WSJDigitalNetwork via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8FU9NMiw-k”] Today’s advice comes from the Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and Founder of #WayWire, at the FOCUS 100 Symposium:“When things distract you—and the biggest distraction is often ego, vanity—centrality of focus to me has been one of the best things I’ve […]
INSTANT MBA: Don’t Let Ego Distract You From Your Focus
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