"Increasingly, many of us live and work like this: utterly connected and increasingly fluid as a result. But we do not often slow down to describe how we work like this . . . or to tease out the implications.
If you are focused on certain outcomes, you can leverage the immediacy available to you as you travel, as you work in your office or home, and even as you play. Producing genuine, original product – of thought, of thinking, in writing, on stage, in classrooms – basically requires such a shift. In our increasingly networked world, interruptions in momentum, or a failure of context to generate the right resources at the right time, erode excellence. Immediacy, properly channeled, heightens it."