brian solis gapingvoid 17 cartoons that will change your business multi-tasking

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The old advice was always to do one thing, and do it well. Yeah, well, good luck with that.

The most successful of the new multi-taskers will be the ones who see big-picture connections in weird places.

It’s an old MBA trick to break daunting challenges into smaller, easier to approach tasks.  Knowing how the tasks fit together—understanding why all those moving parts are moving—you’ll be more successful at all of them.

Granted, the new multi-tasking is intense. Not unlike successful experimental new drugs, it may be exciting, it may get results, but the jury still feels out, somehow.

So would it be valuable, or just sentimental, to turn your smartphone off, close your email, and work on a single task? Is there a tipping point where multitasking becomes diluted? Are there things we’re losing by splitting our attentions?

You tell me…

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