Author: Nathan Zeldes

AI and Our Fight Against Information Overload

Resource Author:  Ceecee Wong
Resource Date:  2019-05-06
Resource Name:  CDO Trends
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A look at the role of AI in the future of corporate data management.

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AI in UC – Too Much Information?

Resource Author:  Rob Scott
Resource Date:  2019-05-22
Resource Name:  UC Today
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Pondering the impact of AI in our worklives.

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How to Manage Email Overload — Get Organised in 21 Days

Resource Author:  vicky Webster and Martin Webster
Resource Date:  2019-05-01
Resource Name:  Leadership Thoughts
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Practical advice on getting in control of the Inbox.

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The problem with email overload

Resource Author:  Nilanjana Roy
Resource Date:  2017-05-02
Resource Name:  Financial Times
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A philosophical look at email management strategies.

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5 Books For Reducing Email Overload

Resource Author:  Francesco D'Alessio
Resource Date:  2017-02-16
Resource Name:  Medium
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The author lists his favorite books to help you combat email overload on a daily basis. These are all written by some of the leading productivity experts who’s managed to be at peace with their inbox.

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5 apps to limit email overload

Resource Author:  Glenn Rees
Resource Date:  2019-05-01
Resource Name:  INTHEBLACK
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Applications that help you deal with email overload.

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A third of Dutch workers suffer information overload

Resource Author:  Janene Pieters
Resource Date:  2019-04-11
Resource Name:  NLTimes
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Last year 28 percent of all employees in the Netherlands often or always received so much information in a working day that they had difficulty processing it quickly enough. In 2014 it was 25 percent, according to a study by Statistics Netherlands and TNO.

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Are People Who Don’t Use Facebook More Productive?

Resource Author:  Sarah Kessler
Resource Date:  04/16/2018
Resource Name:  NextGov web site
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I don’t think having or not having a Facebook (or any other social media) account has anything to do with how productive someone is. You can shut down one source of distractions, but if the fundamental aversion to your work that is driving you to distraction is still in place, you’ll find something else.

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How info-starved were our ancestors?

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  02/14/2010
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes's blog
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“A weekday issue of the New York Times contains more information than the average person was likely to come across in an entire lifetime in the seventeenth century.”

Variants of this statement (give or take a couple of centuries) are commonly seen when reading about Information Overload. Of course I agree that there’s more information available today than back in centuries past, but this particular statement always seemed suspicious to me. Is it true? And what if it is?

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On Analog Social Media

Resource Author:  Prof. Cal Newport
Resource Date:  03/28/2018
Resource Name:  Study Hacks blog
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Excellent article on the benefits of Social Media detox by Prof Cal Newport. Highly recommended read (and advice)!

Since January, I’ve been reading through the hundreds of reports that participants sent me about their experience with the digital declutter. I’ve been learning a lot from these case studies, but I want to focus here on one observation in particular that caught my attention: when freed from standard digital distractions, participants often overhauled their free time in massively positive ways.

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