Tag: attention

  • We See What we Find Valuable, but Need Different Mental Models to Solve Problems

    We See What we Find Valuable, but Need Different Mental Models to Solve Problems

    This post is part of a new series on conversations worthy of attention. We spend our days going through tasks and often make our money in tactical mode. It's a data-driven world. Every so often it becomes useful to make some space and go beyond information to build new knowledge. For example by riffing on…

  • 10 Minutes is All we Have

    10 Minutes is All we Have

    “Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” [Susan Sontag] The more attention we pay to something, the longer we retain that information in our brain. How much detail we are able to recall depends on the influence of a select few things. This is important, we want our…

  • Understanding the Link Between Creativity and Attention

    Understanding the Link Between Creativity and Attention

    When we experience creative flow our mind fills with original associations — one idea leads to the next almost effortlessly. Our behaviors change, too. We know we are in that mode because we remember where we put our keys, that package we wanted to drop off, and Monday morning's traffic doesn't bother us as much.…

  • Why You Need Buy-in to Get Attention

    While I've often tucked this idea into articles and posts, it is especially useful to review some of the reasons why your programs and resource investment may not be working as they should. Start with the product This is kind of obvious, yet it bears repeating. In a rapidly changing environment that puts customers front…

  • Attention

    Attention

    I do wonder how many of you consider paying attention part of your job. It's not a right or wrong answer. It's a different kind of question. If there is attention scarcity on the one hand, there is plenty of opportunity on the attention scale on the other. Jianina Pagliarini quotes Mary Oliver on Facebook:…

  • Real Time and Attention

    Real Time and Attention

    A couple of years ago we had an interblog conversation about free. Remember those? With links and all that. It was about relevance — right place, right time. Attention is very much about being relevant. Signal, on the other hand, is also about permission. Two sides of the same coin. Get only one right, and…

  • Opt-in vs. Opt-Out; Value vs. Numbers

    Opt-in vs. Opt-Out; Value vs. Numbers

    From "all the news fit to print" to "all the news you can fit [in a tweet]". It looks like the news media model is moving into the social media realm. Sell and buy ads and you'll have sustenance for the tool and a way for brands to get something out of it without having…