“cull your inputs.”
Thinking about being an RPCV and how this relates: building career capital is what is important, focus is what is important.
Building focus while also not being disengaged. valuing privacy and focus.
This is hard in the age of the cubicle!
To quote Soni:
“[D]istractions are a permanent feature of life, in any era, and Shannon shows us that shutting them out isn’t just a matter of achieving random bursts of focus. It’s about consciously designing one’s life and work habits to minimize them.”
An Insightful Life Claude Shannon is one of my intellectual heroes. His MIT master’s thesis, submitted in 1936, laid the foundation for digital circuit design. (My MIT master’s thesis, submitted 70 years later, has so far proven somewhat less influential.) His insight was simple. The wires, relays and switches that made up the types of…