I once was dizzy from information overload. Astronauts, fighter pilots and submarine captains had less information at their disposal than I.
In those days, I had a dealing room position with eight screens and more systems that I could shake a stick at. It was not my choice. I took over from someone would designed this set up.
A few years into the job, I moved locations in the dealing room a number of times. With every move I cut back on the number of screens in front of me. Each re-organization required some negotiation to get a good perch.
I finally ended up asking a legendary lady, who led one of the most profitable areas of the business for some seats in her area. She obliged. However I will never forgot what she told me. She said “I could do this job just as well, sitting in the corner with a pencil and pad”.
Screens are great to look at, just don’t let yourself drown in useless information.
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