Knowing what to ignore
"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore." Edward de Bono's quote pre-dates the Internet and the modern explosion of digital information. But it has never been more accurate.
As the amount of information available to us continues to mount, the skill of "content filtering" is becoming a business necessity. Effectively being able to separate the digital wheat from chaff requires a combination of intuition, skill, organization and technology.
Effective business leadership requires knowing what to ignore, and discerning what needs attention. Click below for more recommended reading on this subject:
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The Future of Ignoring Things