Nobody Is That Busy (Even in Silicon Valley)​

June 30, 2014 4:16 PM

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Nobody Is That Busy (Even in Silicon Valley)​

Ask anyone running through the halls of a high-tech company how they're doing. The informal poll I did on a random Wednesday resulted in 99.9% answering "Crazy busy," or some version of that. When I dug deeper and asked what was causing people to be so "crazy busy," they offered the typical responses: back-to-back meetings, hundreds of emails in their inbox and no space in their days to think.

But when you scratch the surface of what "everybody knows," a deeper truth that contradicts the surface appearance often emerges -- we are not that busy. We have all the time in the world.

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