John Poelstra

Bringing order to chaos and clarity to confusion



Five Recent Resonations

How (and why) to Stop Multitasking by Peter Bregman— “Research shows that heavy multitaskers are less competent at doing several things at once than light multitaskers. In other words, in contrast to almost everything else in your life, the more… Continue Reading →

The Public Isolation Project

Some of my recent posts have covered technology and human interaction.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the Public Isolation Project going on here in Portland through a post in Newspaper to New Media.  It was fascinating and fun to follow each day…. Continue Reading →

Presently Somewhere Else

It seems to have become an acceptable practice for some people to disappear every time they get a new text message.  We’re sharing the same physical space with the intent of connecting personally, but we aren’t.  And if we are,… Continue Reading →

The Drug of Distraction

I believe one competitive advantage of the future will be the ability to focus, concentrate, and get things done–the ability to overcome the notion that we can effectively multitask and context switch while doing quality work and having meaningful interactions…. Continue Reading →

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