If blue screen glasses existed in 2010, I was unaware of them. Carpal tunnel syndrome and other physiological ailments were very much real, but at the end of the day, our entertainment still emitted from screens several feet away from our eyes. That’s all changed. …


The effects of information overload vary widely, but your innate capacity to manage it could have something to do with your age. On one side of the spectrum are Digital Natives — loosely defined as those who were born between 1995 and 2010. They don’t know a world without the…


If there exists a bigger productivity killer than interruptions, I have yet to discover it. During the pandemic our exposure to distractions and interruptions increased as many of us had to relearn how to work and collaborate in home or hybrid environments. When distracted, our brains are forced into “context…


Earlier in the year, executives (including your truly) optimistically referred to our current business cycle as “post-pandemic.” Nine months later, I now find myself describing this year as “the amorphous pandemic rock, skipping on the pond of our collective anxiety and impatience.” I know. It doesn’t have the same ring.


The trial of former luminary entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes kicked off last week. Theranos, the company Holmes founded and led until just before it shut down in September, 2018, claimed it was revolutionizing the blood-testing industry. For nearly a decade she was heralded as “the next Steve Jobs,” raising hundreds of…


In April 2020, I could be seen opening my front door each morning donning a fresh pair of chalky rubber gloves (It’s not what you think). I would walk a few steps, pick up the blue New York Times bag lying on my driveway, and bring it inside, arm fully…


“Fear of Missing Out” is the brain’s natural tendency to avoid making decisions or choices that make us feel less confident or satisfied. When we’re drawn to an alternative that could potentially be “better” we’re experiencing FOMO. A number of cities are taking a “FOMO” approach to increasing vaccination rates…


Over the weekend, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was in Dan Bailey’s fly fishing shop in Livingston, Montana, undoubtedly looking for the perfect spruce moth or trico with which to land a story-worthy rainbow trout in one of the state’s glistening rivers. …


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4.) Call someone you don’t see eye to eye with on political issues and tell them we will get though this…together, as fellow…


There is nothing new about the virality and amplification of narratives. This element of human communication has been around nearly as long as biological viruses that spread from person to person. …

Leigh Fatzinger

Founder/CEO of Turbine Labs. I write about information access, overload, and bias, as well as our AI-powered software. (turbinelabs.com / @turbinelabs)

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