I am super excited to unveil the TechRoom Podcast, where each week I uncover and share tech secrets, tools, tips and other great resources you can use to take your own technology from practical to masterful, no matter who you are, and no matter what your technical skill level is. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Soundcloud.
This week I'm kicking it off with a brief discussion on distractions. Specifically, the distractions created by our technology. This week's episode was inspired by Professor Musgrave from the University of Amherst, Massachusetts who wrote on Twitter:
That inspired me to write a blog post on how much silencing your Mac pays off. It turns out it's a lot. Like $20,000-$60,000 per year, or more, if you measure it in dollars. And way more important than dollars is all the focused time you get back to work on things that matter. Like getting this podcast launched. Writing your book, time to read books, or anything else you want to invest focused time into.
- Radicati group research on emails sent/received per day, per person.
- Reuters report based on Adobe Systems research on hours/day people spend on email.
- I wrote about my issue with an Apple Watch here. Turns out it's the same issue.
- More on Bushido, the way of the warrior, or Samurai way of life
- A great video on Japaneur via Vimeo about the art of the katana (sword) maker
Do you have a question or comment about a technology you want covered on an upcoming TechRoom Podcast? Ask me anything. Send me a message on Twitter @jamescoleman.