I’ve had some positive feedback from people about the experiments listed on this site–mostly from likeminded people who want to exert some control over electronic distractions.
The experiments are actually a means to an end, and that’s where the principles come in. The purpose of this site is to explore the impact of slowing down and managing effectively–both yourself and others. The experiments and possibly others should give you the time to do that.
Slow Management takes time and effort. It takes focus and engagement. You can’t do that if you are buzzing around answering the lastest flashing light or beep. So the first and most critical step is to create the space. Some good resources are:
- Bit Literacy by Mark Hurst: A good way to deal with the digital weight before it overwhelms you.
- Getting to inbox zero: It can be a bit of a false god, but the practices are worthwhile whether or not you keep a clean slate.
- The 22 Minute Meeting: Meetings have become a universal time suck. Or more correctly, badly run meetings are the suck.
I’m going to flesh out the principles more in the coming weeks. Just wanted to lay out the relationship between the two main elements of this site.