While Everyone Is Distracted By Social Media, Successful People Double Down On An Underrated Skill

Michael Simmons
May 2, 2018 · 18 min read
Photo Credit: Clay Banks

This career skill will change the way you think about reading.

“The information we consume matters just as much as the food we put in our body. It affects our thinking, our behavior, how we understand our place in the world. And how we understand others.” — Evan Williams, Co-Founder of Twitter and Medium

The Four Horsemen of the Info-Apocalypse

Info-Apocalypse Problem 1: Content Shock

Source: Mark Schaefer

Info-Apocalypse Problem 2: Echo Chambers

Source: Michael Simmons

Info-Apocalypse Problem 3: Constant Distraction

Source: Former Facebook Exec: Social Media Ripping Apart Society

Info-Apocalypse Problem 4: FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

The Result: A Daily Diet of Media Junk Food

Okay, That’s The Problem. What’s The Solution?

Info-Apocalypse Solution 1: Ask The Magic Question In Order To Filter Breakthrough Knowledge From Incremental Knowledge

Info-Apocalypse Solution 2: Realize Information Overload Is An Age-Old Problem With Age-Old Solutions

Info-Apocalypse Solution 3: Learn How to Learn

The Final Take-Away: From Info-Apocalypse To Info-Utopia

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