Information Overload Will Kill Your Business

I have to admit I am an information junkie. I love to read anything and everything. A lot of it ends up being entertainment, a lot of it is worthless, and perhaps less than 1% is useful.

I just read an article called “Why I Threw Away Thousands of Dollars of Information Products

Bud’s main point in the article is that information overload breeds inaction.

He couldn’t be more right…

You see I’ve spent a lot of time reading anything I could get my hands on about business… and economics… and psychology… and investing… and this… and that… and …. It gets tiresome after awhile. And after a bit it becomes a pointless waste of time when you think about how much of that information I am actually making use of.

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

I think I may be reaching that certain age… Some of what I read sounds exactly like what I have already read in the past… This is why I believe reading the classics will always be best…

The best thing for any business or person to do is to find what works and stick with it. Pursue it relentlessly. When it stops working find what else will work in it’s place. This is where you will search for new information, but once you find it, you just continue to execute and create until the cows come home.

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. ” – Gertrude Stein

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One Comment

  1. Sandy October 29, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    I can’t agree more 🙂
    It reminds me a quote from Tim Ferris:

    {Develop and maintain a low-information diet. Just as modern man consumes both too many calories and calories of no nutritional value, information workers eat data both in excess and from the wrong sources. }