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Yrjö Ojasaar on EntrepreneurshipVC, speaker, traveler & readerSome time ago
Just having your mobile on the table with you at a meeting makes you dumber. "the mere presence of these (mobile) devices reduces available cognitive capacity.” https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/691462?journalCode=jacr& #startups #lifehacks
Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity | Journal of the Association for Consumer Research
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Andris BerzinsVC investor, former startup founder, startup activist, weekend warrior
Yeah, though i would say mobile face up or down and sound on/off makes a big difference. Sound off, face down and untouched during a meeting is a clear message that the meeting is more important. Not that I am always on my best behavior on this score.... :(
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Yrjö Ojasaar on EntrepreneurshipVC, speaker, traveler & readerSome time ago
Handwritten notes are much better for comprehension and retention than notes on computer or handheld device. #entrepreneurship #startups #lifehacks https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200910-the-benefits-of-note-taking-by-hand?ocid=ww.social.link.linkedin

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Andris BerzinsVC investor, former startup founder, startup activist, weekend warrior
Agree. With the exception that some people like me have such bad handwriting that typed is better. But I usually specifically say that I am typing notes, so it does not seem rude
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Yrjö Ojasaar on Great BooksVC, speaker, traveler & readerSome time ago
What are your favorite modern fiction books, and why?
Asked by Justas Janauskas
Here are some lesser known gems: The Contortionist's Handbook - Craig Clevenger - interesting look at mental health issues through a prism of mystery (fans of early works of Chuck Palahniuk will enjoy for sure). Savage Girl - Alex Shakar - good example of postirony, candid and entertaining look at modern cool-hunters, marketing/pr influencers (coined the fascinsting concept of 'paradessence'). Decades ahead of its time. Microserfs - Douglas Copeland - humorous, satiric, insightful look into the minds and lives of developers - the modern tech serfs toiling on their digital fields (while secretly building their passion projects at night). Again - decades ahead of its time.
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Yrjö Ojasaar on EntrepreneurshipVC, speaker, traveler & readerSome time ago
All the parents claim that "family is most important" but most are lying -- action speaks louder than words. Great reminder from Netflix founder and serial entrepreneur Reed Hastings how we mislead self and others about our priorities. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/10/business/netflix-ceo-hastings-harlow/index.html
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: I had been lying when I said 'family is most important'
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