“If you are thinking about greatness, if you want to do great things, if you have heroes that you want to be like, pay attention to how they paid attention and you’ll find it’s probably very different than what we are trained to do given all of the technology around us. Think about how you use your attention.”
Scott presents that a talk that suggests that multitasking is counterproductive. I’ve just started Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good for You and Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink which both seem to suggest something different. Everything Bad is Good for You suggests that pop culture is forcing consumers to make snap decisions with less data is teaching valuable new problem solving skills. And Blink suggests that we make decisions based on passing, fleeting moments. Gladwell does suggest that learning which passing moments to pay more attention to may help to change the world.