14 Sep

dean shareski’s blog makes a great point between snacking and eating in terms of managing information and it hit home in terms of the concerns i hear around the cubes.  when people ignore blogs, social bookmarking, wikis and the like for fear of being overwhelmed they are creating a self fulfilling prophecy.  it’s the same issue we deal with in terms of cleaning up our house or workspace.  do a little bit of tidying up each day and you will rarely put yourself in a situation where you are burrowing through your workspace to find a pen.  keeping yourself in touch with the tools and information available (important) to us on the internet is the same deal.  make it a habit, snack a bit from time to time throughout the day and you won’t find yourself asking why everyone else knows something you don’t.  similarly, you don’t snack on junk food, generally we try to find snacks that are healthy and filling.  follow the bookmarks or blogs that will give you the most for your time and mean the most for your interests and responsibilities.  so what happens if you aren’t a snacker?  there are loads of people who prefer standard meals with no deviation in between – if that’s the case clear more time in your schedule and make sure you give your resources the proper time.  at the end of the day it’s going to be a personal choice, but what i don’t understand is when people claim to be so “behind” but don’t do anything about it.  is it time for some sort of weight watchers for tech?  perhaps instead of accruing points for the food you eat you could get points for consuming blogs of interest or visiting bookmarking sites?  admittedly, it would be odd to be on a program that encourages you to ‘snack’ and ‘eat’ as much as you can!
on a somewhat unrelated note, i’m in a bit of a funk in terms of my reading – i am muddling my way through a book that really doesn’t interest me very much in hopes of finding something better.  i went through a phase where i was reading management books and i liked the way they had me thinking about my practices, but i’ve moved on for now…or read them all.  any suggestions?


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3 responses to “snacking

  1. Heather Tate

    September 16, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I love the analogy of food and snacking. What about the people who only eat when they are hungry. How can we make people hungry for something they don’t crave?

  2. Heather Tate

    September 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

    As for books, why don’t you try a completely different genre? Maybe something ficton. Because of the team’s recommendations, I have read books that I would not have ever read, and enjoyed them. Maybe a classic. Remember, my suggestion is only based on what I see you read on your virtual shelf. From all I know, you could be reading Of Mice and Men at home 🙂

  3. texasbuckeye

    September 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    don’t judge a man based on his professional bookshelf 🙂 thanks to courses in high school and college i’m steeped in the classics – i thought about re-reading some of them but i’m not very good about that practice, it’s not as enticing. i’ll keep looking.


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