Multi-tasking at 50

50 I'm 50 years old today. You'd think I'd know better at "my age" but lately I’ve been jumping from one task to another to another to another. I’ve read that men cannot multi-task; apparently we multi-thread instead. True or not, it feels true. It seems like I’ve been multi-tasking or multi-threading or something but I haven’t really been getting anything done. In any case, I know I've been thrashing. From Wikipedia:
In computer science, thrash is the term used to describe a degenerate situation on a computer where increasing resources are used to do a decreasing amount of work. Usually it refers to two or more processes accessing a shared resource repeatedly such that serious system performance degradation occurs because the system is spending a disproportionate amount of time just accessing the shared resource. Resource access time may generally be considered as wasted, since it does not contribute to the advancement of any process.
Jack Trout once suggested that you make a list of everything that you want to do, prioritize the list, and throw the bottom half away. Good plan! Sounds like I need to plan a Product Management Day! Do you?
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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