With my mind clear after a week of skiing and sleeping, I'm starting this day as a producer, not a consumer! I didn't know about the concept of "Information Diet" before reading the article below, but I certainly feel that my information consumption habits might not be the healthiest. I skim 100-200 articles per day and quite often, at the end of the day, I feel like I haven't learned anything new. Lately, I seldom read books or any other long form content. I do follow a few great blogs, though, that produces great content (e.g., Werner Vogels' blog, Project Syndicate, Perspectives by James Hamilton). But after filling my head with a bunch of crap content during the day, I usually do not feel like concentrating on something that is well thought-out and requires my full attention.
I was forwarded this comment on Reddit , which is so very close to my advice in the book : I make sure to start every day as a producer, not a consumer. When you get up, you may start with a good routine like showering and eating,...
- Information (over)consumption - TEDxUHasselt Salon 2012 (slideshare.net)
- Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer [Productivity] (lifehacker.com)
- Book Review: The Information Diet (lifehack.org)