There was a brilliant article this weekend that is my must read for the week – Messages Galore, But No Time to Think – to me, one of the most powerful quotes in the article was “Nobody can think anymore because they are constantly interrupted.” I was in a presentation with the fund manager I am working with, and they noted that one of the things they committed to as a partnership is that during all meetings, their cell phones are off. On the surface, this would seem to be common sense, but when I thought about it, how many meetings have I been in over the years where I and other meeting participants were stealthily checking our messages? The conclusion of the article was to never forget the value of face to face or voice to voice communication “An actual unrehearsed conversation – requiring sustained attention and spontaneous reactions – may be old fashioned, but it just might turn up something new!” And I would add is the way to deepening friendships and other relationships.
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