Friday, March 2, 2018. Issue #167
Deep Thinking In The Age of Distraction | Medium
Disconnect. Your imagination, creativity and next big idea depends on it. “Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.” Plato said that. It’s profound. Thinking is the core of our being. But today, world is hostile to serious thought. In an age of information overload, depth of thinking is becoming less and less valued.

I once downloaded a speed-reading app that would flash individual words across my phone. I aggressively set the rate to 400 words per minute and braced for the onslaught. I used this system to parse essays, primers, and long-form interviews, all in the name of advancing my career.

There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second. Both of these shifts require a great deal of mental stretching from conventional and societal ways of thinking. In many ways, these shifts...

In late 2017, Salvator Mundi, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings, sold for $450.3 million. For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that’s quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn’t even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.

In 1986, a McDonald’s restaurant opened at the foot of the Spanish Steps, in the Piazza di Spagna, the most famous square in Rome. The invasion of cheap American fast food into the heart of Rome caused a sensation. One protester was Carlo Petrini, a Leftist Italian journalist...
Susan Thompkins is somebody’s Aunt Susan, and everyone has a version of someone like Aunt Susan. Aunt Susan is a genuinely happy and loving woman, who also buys gifts for her nephews and nieces whenever she shops for herself and her kids. Aunt Susan loves shopping...
“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,” William James wrote in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. In the century-some since, breakthroughs in neurology, psychobiology, and neuroscience have contributed leaps of layered (though still incomplete) .
For the past four years, I’ve worked as a software developer at Google. On February 1st, I quit. It was because they refused to buy me a Christmas present. Well, I guess it’s a little more complicated than that.
Two years in, I loved Google. When the annual employee survey asked...
Dan Miller is a 19-year-old business student in London. 
He’s also the CEO of a social media company that aims to reach five million young Brits by 2022. Called Young Professionals UK, it is currently available at over 400 schools and universities in the UK.
As a small business owner, you shouldn’t necessarily say “yes” to every project. Here’s how to decide if it’s a yay or a nay. When opportunity comes knocking, our instinct is to instantly and emphatically say YES!! After all, new clients and projects mean more income and who wouldn’t...
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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