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March 31, 2020

From: Jai Preston

Running a single, simple company is one thing. Certainly you’re quite an obsessive person. Do you find it hard to switch between focuses and/or problems? Can you work on two such great problems in the same day without something less cognitively demanding (such as sleep) to break them up?

I used to find it somewhat hard. But in the past 20 years I’ve trained myself to switch quickly. New meeting, new topic (or not a meeting at all): I just have to start thinking about the new topic, and I quickly get drawn in. (Before 20 years ago, it was different. I would come into meetings and find myself doing smalltalk for 10 minutes or more as I tried to adjust…)

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