Attentionomics: Doing Business in a Distracted World

Don’t be this person. We all know him. He (or she) comes in a few different flavors: The soccer dad, texting on his smartphone while his kid scores The woman in your LinkedIn network who has 5000 contacts but the only time you hear from her is when she either needs something from you or […]

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The Crowding Out Effect: Quantifying the “opportunity cost” of Internet leisure time

Quantifying the “opportunity cost” of Internet leisure time Here’s how the Internet hurts your sleep schedule, productivity and personal life If you’ve ever suspected the Internet is taking over your offline life, an economist has some disheartening news for you: It is. Scott Wallsten, a senior researcher at the Tech Policy Institute, parsed through the […]

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The Myth of Multitasking

In one of the many letters he wrote to his son in the 1740s, Lord Chesterfield offered the following advice: “There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once, but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things […]

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